Georgia History Timeline Project

  • Jan 1, 1000


    paleo indians migrated from asia using the bering strait landbridge.nomadic,moved from place to place following food services.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    highland scots arrive

    there are people of scottish descent in many countries other than scotland.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to


    first true civilization almost advanced.formeda government chiefdom.
  • Oct 21, 1496

    hernando de soto

    de soto explored georgia in search of gold.
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    John reynolds

    according to john reynolds he was the first governor of georgia georgia.
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    henry ellis

    georgia's second royal governor.
  • charter of 1732

    charter of 1732
    the twenty years of georgia history are referred to as trusteee georgia.
  • georgia ratifies constitution

    georgis elected six delegates to the constitutional convention in philadelphia in the summer of 1787.
  • georgia founded

    it was founded by james oglethrope,a philanthropist and an english general.
  • missouri compromise

    goal was to maintain balanced between free and slave states.
  • trail of tears

    the removal included members of the cherokee , muscogee,seminole,chickasaw and choctaw nations.
  • worcester vs. georgia

    a case in which the united states supreme court vacted the conviction of samuel worecester and held that the georgia.
  • dahlonega gold rush

    by the early 1840s,gold became difficult to find
  • compromise of 1850

    california is going to upset the balance of power north;california is a free state slave trading in washington d.c. ends. south; utah and new mexico open to vote on slavery fugitive state law;all runaway slaves must be returned.
  • kansas-nebraska act

    a law popular sovereinty be used to determine free or slave.popular sovereignty=voting on the issue of slavery.iowa clash and riot.some killed bleeding kanasas.
  • dred scott case

    proved that slavery could go anymore. slavery can travel
  • battle of antietam

    after pursuing confederate general robert e.lee into maryland,union army b. mcclellan launched attacks aginst lees army in defensive positions behind antietam creek.
  • Battle of gettysburg

    The battle involved largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the wars turning point.elements of the rnies initially collided t Gettysburg on july1,1863,as lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective, being to engage the union army and destroy it.low ridges to the northwest of town were defended initially by a union cavalry division under brig.gen.john Buford, and soon rein forced with two corps of union infantry.
  • battle of chickamauga

    the battle was fought between the armyof the cumberland under maj.gen.williamrosecrans and the confederate army of tennesse under gen.
  • atlanta braves

    atlanta braves
    the atlanta are a major league basketball,(mlb)team in atlanta,georgia,playing in the eastern division of the national league.
  • benjamin mays

    benjamin mays
    he was an american black minister,educator,sociologist,social activist and the president of morehouse college in atlanta ,georgia from 1940to1967.
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    ivan alenn jr

    Ivan Allen, Jr. (March 15, 1911 – July 2, 2003), was an American businessman who served two terms as the 52nd Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, during the turbulent civil rights era of the 1960s. Allen provided pivotal leadership for transforming the segregated and economically stagnant Old South into the progressive New South.
  • lester maddox

    lester maddox
    he was an american plitican who was the 75th governor of the us.state georgia from segregation. yet as governor he oversaw notable improvements in black emplyment.
  • salzburgers arrive

    one of the great displacements of people and migrations in european history occured in 1731-32.
  • James wright

    he was third and last royal governor in georgia.
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    andrew young

    is an america politician,diplomat,activis and pastor from georgia.
  • maynard jackson

    maynard jackson
    he was an america politican,a member of the democratic party,and the first african american mayor of atlanta,georgia,seving three times.
  • atlanta hawks

    atlanta hawks
    the atlanta hawks are an american professional basketball team based in atlanta,georgia.
  • the albany movement

    the albany movement
    in 1961,albany,georgia,cecame a center of civil rights.
  • march to washington

    march to washington
    congress took its time with the they stood together ,dr.martin luther king jr.,made one of the most remembered speeches of his career.
  • civil rights act

    civil rights act
    the bravery of the civil rights demonstractors caught the nation storm.president kennedy did not live to see that civil rights bill become law.
  • jimmy carter in georgia

    carter was highly active after leaving the white house. he set up the carter center in 1982,as his base for advancing human rights.
  • 1996 olympic games

    a record 197 nations,an current ioc members
    nations,took part in the games,comprising 10,318 athletes.
  • hamilton holmes and charlayne hunter

    hamilton holmes and charlayne hunter
    despite resistance from many statse,including georgia,the supreme court and federal district courts held their ground.
  • union blockade of georgia

    union blockade of georgia
    the blockade was proclaimed by president abraham lincolnin april 1861,and requiredthe montoring of 3,500 miles of atlantic and gulf coastline,including 12 major ports,notably new orleans and moblie.
  • Sherman arch to the sea

    Union generally William to.Sherman abandoned his supply line and marched across Georgia to the Atlantic ocean to prove to he confederate population that its government could not protect the people from invaders.