Georgia History Timeline Project

  • Jan 1, 1000


    The Paleo Indians lived in Georgia over 12,000 years ago. Their tools were mainly made out of stone. They were most known for a tool called 'atlatl.' All of them traveled nomadically to different places in search for food in groups of 25 to 50 people. The Paleo Indians ate large amounts of animals such as mammoth, bison, ground sloths, and mastodons.
  • Jan 1, 1000


    The Archaic were divided into 3 groups.(earliest, middle, late)This was 8000 BC through 1000 BC.The earliest group mainly traveled in groups of 20 to 50 people & used tools made from organic materials.The middle group lived in a harsh, drier climate which made their group bigger since they adapted.They also used local available resources.The late group traveled more for exotic goods & their territories shrank in size because of that.They used several artifacts such as darts & large stone knives.
  • Jan 1, 1000


    The woodland period lasted 1000 BC through 1000 AD. The early woodland didn't have many people living together & used ceramic vessels & pots which were decorated. The middle woodland were together more and lived in bigger villages which were more circular. They also grew seed crops & traded items with other mid woodland communities. The late woodland the poorest of the 3 periods because many things diminished. The bow and arrow became more important and more deadly.
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    Mississippians grew up on foods in the garden they grew which include corn, beans, and squash. They lived in villages (houses) that were built around the plaza. They were artistic and created crafts which include objects made of stone, marine shell, and pottery.
  • May 25, 1539

    Hernando de Soto

    Hernando de Soto
    Hernando de Soto was the first explorer to explore the interior of Georgia around 1537. He became wealthy when he played a role in the conquest of the Incas in Peru, but wasn't satisfied so he went to explore in Florida. On March 3, 1540, De Soto and his army left Apalachee. They later discovered what is known as border line of Georgia.Towards the end they went into Alabama. Later on a catastrophe happened & people died from the smallpox and measles.
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    John Reynolds

    John Reynolds, a captain in the British royal navy, served as Georgia's first royal governor. At the age of 15, he volunteered for the British Royal Navy.Same time governor, Reynolds made courts and An basic house of gathering clinched alongside Georgia. He was, however, hated Also distrusted Toward the individuals of Georgia. As much organization finished over 1757, with Henry Ellis sent to Georgia Likewise as much supplanting. Reynolds came back to England.
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    James Wright

    Sir James Wright an attorney and plantation owner, was appointed Royal Governor of Georgia in April 1761 after the resignation of Governor Henry Ellis. Wright was the third and last British Royal Governor of the Colony of Georgia. Wright was a very successful governor, encouraging the colony’s growth by attracting new settlers, successfully negotiating with the Native Americans and overseeing the expansion of Georgia’s territory.
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    Henry Ellis

    Henry Ellis departed Ireland as a teenager for a life on the sea, where he attracted the attention of the Prince of Wales and the patronage of the Board of Trade, Lord Halifax. Ellis conducted experiments for members of England’s Royal Society. He was also involved in the slave trade from 1750 until 1755.
    Henry Ellis replaced the unpopular John Reynolds as Georgia’s second royal governor, and colonists found him fair and competent. Ellis settled the land disputes of Mary Musgrove Bosomwor
  • Charter of 1732

    Charter of 1732
    On April 12 1732, England's King George signed a charter establishing the colony and creating its governing board. It was the last of the 13 original colonies to be made. This was set up for a new fresh start but Catholics,African Americans,drug dealers,and lawyers were not allowed to live in the colony. People who could move there, they were promised 50 acres of land, tools, and enough food for an entire year.
  • Highland Scots Arrive

    Highland Scots Arrive
    Not long after Oglethorpe founded GA he decided he needed military protection. Around 1735 a group of Scottish Highlanders, recruited by Oglethorpe, boarded a boat to sail to GA. The Scots landed on the site of Fort King George where the established settlement was named Darrien.
  • Georgia Founded

    Georgia Founded
    In 1733, a group of settlers & James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, Georgia. Georgia was the only colony founded and ruled by a Board of Trustees.Georgia was the only one of the North American colonies in which slavery was explicitly banned.Georgia was governed by royally appointed governors instead of a council of Trustees from 1752 to 1776, ending with the Revolutionary War.
  • Salzburgers Arrive

    Salzburgers Arrive
    In 1734,The GA Salzburgers, a group of German-speaking Protestant colonists, founded the town of Ebenezer. They were sent from King George II. They went there because Pastor Samuel Urlsperger asked King George II for help. Also some of the other Salzburgers met with James Oglethorpe. In 1740 the Salzburgers, with funding from the Trustees, built the first water-driven gristmill in the Georgia colony. Later on, they made the first Sunday school & the first orphanage.
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    American Revolution

    The colony of GA had prospered under royal rule, and many Georgians thought that they needed the protection of British troops against a possible Indian attack. A group called the Sons of Liberty broke into the powder magazine in Savannah on May 11, 1775.Those who resisted royal government were usually called "Whigs," and those who remained loyal to the king were known as "Tories."
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    Yazoo Land Fraud

    The Yazoo Land Fraud was one of the most significant events in the post revolutionary war history of Georgia. The bizarre climax to a decade of frenzied speculation in the state's public lands, the Yazoo sale of 1795 did much to shape Georgia's politics and to strain relations with the federal government for a generation.
  • Elijah Clarke/Kettle Cr.

    Elijah Clarke/Kettle Cr.
    On Feburary 14th 1779, Elijah Clarke was a Georgia hero. At first before the Revolutionary War he supported the government but then he joined the American Rebels. That day (Feb. 14th 1779) he led a charge in the rebel at kettle creek Georgia.
  • University of Georgia Founded

    University of Georgia Founded
    The University of Georgia (UGA) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, UGA was the first university in America to be created by a state government, and the principles undergirding its charter helped lay the foundation for the American system of public higher education.
  • Austin Dabney

    Austin Dabney
    Austin Dabney was the only African American slave who was allowed to become a private in the Georgia militia. He was believed to have fought in the Battle of Kettle Creek. He was also the only African American to own 50 acres. He had a friendship with Harris and helped him along the way.
  • Constitutional Convention

    Constitutional Convention
    The Constitutional Convention met in 1787.Delegates met to give Congress more power,while James Madison suggested that the government should have three branches. Roger Sherman suggested dividing Congress into two parts. Federalists supported the Constitution. Antifederalists
    wanted a Bill of Rights added to the Constitution.
  • Georgia Ratifies Constitution

    Georgia Ratifies Constitution
    On January 2, 1788 our sacred charter was born.Georgia elected six delegate to take part of the convention in Pennslyvania but only four went and two signed the final document. The two Georgians who went were Abraham Baldwin and William Few. Georgia called a special convention in Augusta considering the purposed charter and delegates voted anonymous for Georgia to be the fourth state in the constitution
  • Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin
    Eli Whitney was an American inventor best known for inventing the cotton gin. This was one of the key inventions of the Industrial Revolution and shaped the economy of the Antebellum South. Whitney's invention made upland short cotton into a profitable crop, which strengthened the economic foundation of slavery in the United States. Despite the social and economic impact of his invention, Whitney lost many profits in legal battles over patent infringement for the cotton gin.
  • Capital Moved To Louisville

    Capital Moved To Louisville
    The legislature mandated that the commission select a location within 20 miles of an Indian trading post known as Galphin's Old Town, or Galphinton. The commission was authorized 1,000 acres of land, which would be patterned after Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the capital of the United States. The legislature also directed the new capital site be called Louisville in honor of Louis XVI of France, in appreciation for French assistance during the Revolutionary.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    It was back when the united states had 22 states. In 1819 Missouri applied for them to become a slave state. When the great deal debate ended Missouri was adopted by the congress in 1820. Mr. Nathan deal came up with the great deal debate.
  • Dahlonega Gold Rush

    Dahlonega Gold Rush
    The Georgia Gold Rush was the second significant gold rush in the United States, and overshadowed the previous rush in North Carolina. It started in 1828 in present-day Lumpkin County near the county seat, Dahlonega, and soon spread through the North Georgia mountains, following the Georgia Gold Belt. By the early 1840s, gold became difficult to find. Many Georgia miners moved west when gold was found in the Sierra Nevada in 1848, starting the California Gold Rush.
  • Worcester v. Georgia

    Worcester v. Georgia
    Worcester v. Georgia, was a case in which the United States Supreme Court vacated the conviction of Samuel Worcester and held that the Georgia criminal statute that prohibited non-Native Americans from being present on Native American lands without a license from the state was unconstitutiona
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    Trail of Tears

    In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma. The Cherokee people called this journey the "Trail of Tears," because of its devastating effects.
  • Compromise of 1850

    Compromise of 1850
    By 1849 there was over 100,000 asking for state hood in the US. By 1850 we had 15 free states and also had 15 slave states. In the early 1850's Henry Clay thought or made up a compromise. He named it the compromise of 1850. Many people did not like the bill but Stephens, Cobbs, and Toombs asked all the people to at least except the bill that Henry Clay had written out .
  • Georgia Platform

    Georgia Platform
    The Georgia was something that was supporting the Compromise of 1850. Just a little while later the platform was adopted by congress. After that a group of Georgians formed a Union party. Then not long after that Howell Cobbs was elected the Governor.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The US Congress passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act on May 30, 1854 and thereby the territories of Kansas and Nebraska were legally created. The controversial part of the Kansas-Nebraska Act was allowing settlers in those territories to decide for themselves whether they would permit slavery in their respective territories by taking a vote on the question. The Kansas-Nebraska Act was used to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which was used to prohibit slavery north of 36°30´ latitude.
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    Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott was a slave who sought his freedom through the American legal system. The 1857 decision by the United States Supreme Court in the Dred Scott case denied his plea, determining that no Negro, the term then used to describe anyone with African blood, was or could ever be a citizen. The decision also invalidated the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which had placed restrictions on slavery in certain U.S. territories. Northern abolitionists were outraged. The Dred Scott case became a rallying
  • Henry McNeal Turner

    Henry McNeal Turner
    Henry McNeal Turner, One of the most influential African American leaders in late-nineteenth-century Georgia, Henry McNeal Turner was a pioneering church organizer and missionary for the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Georgia, later rising to the rank of bishop. Turner was also an active politician and Reconstruction-era state legislator from Macon.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The presidential election was held on November 6, 1860. Lincoln did very well in the northern states, and though he garnered less than 40 percent of the popular vote nationwide, he won a landslide victory in the electoral college. Even if the Democratic Party had not fractured, it is likely Lincoln still would have won due to his strength in states heavy with electoral votes. Lincoln did not carry any southern states.
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    Union Blockade of Georgia

    The battle between ship and shore on the coast of Confederate Georgia was a pivotal part of the Union strategy to subdue the state during the Civil War (1861-65). U.S. president Abraham Lincoln's call at the start of the war for a naval blockade of the entire Southern coastline took time to materialize, but by early 1862 the Union navy had positioned a serviceable fleet off the coast of the South's most prominent Confederate ports. In Georgia, Union strategy centered on Savannah.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam, a.k.a. Battle of Sharpsburg, resulted in not only the bloodiest day of the American Civil War, but the bloodiest single day in all of American history. Fought primarily on September 17, 1862, between the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, it ended Gen. Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of a northern state.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    After the battle of Antietam was over the Proclamation was made and it effected 4 million african american slaves.Abraham Linlcon wanted the warto end but it didnt when he wanted it too. He wanted slavery to stop after it has been going on for 244 years of it. He wanted it to stop really bad but the people in the north did not agree with him and they got really mad at him. After all this happened on January 1,1863 all african american slaves were free to do as they please to do.
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    Battle of Gettsburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863. On July 1, the advancing Confederates clashed with the Union’s Army of the Potomac, commanded by General George G. Meade, at the crossroads town of Gettysburg. The next day saw even heavier fighting, as the Co
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
    Chickamauga, the costliest two-day battle of the entire war, proved a spawning ground of lost Confederate opportunity. While Bragg laid siege to Chattanooga with an army inadequate to do the job, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, the hero of Vicksburg, was given overall command in the West and set about changing the state of affairs. Reinforcements poured in from east and west. During the November campaign to raise the siege, the Army of the Cumberland evened the score with the rebels in an epic charg
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    Andersonville Prison Camp

    In February 1864, during the Civil War (1861-65), a Confederate prison was established in Macon County, in southwest Georgia, to provide relief for the large number of Union prisoners concentrated in and around Richmond, Virginia. The new camp, officially named Camp Sumter, quickly became known as Andersonville, after the railroad station in neighboring Sumter County beside which the camp was located. By the summer of 1864, the camp held the largest prison population.
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    Sherman's Atlanta Campaign

    The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood. After ordering the evacuation of the city, Sherman burned most of the buildings in the city, military or not. After taking the city, Sherman headed south toward Savannah, beginning his Sherman’s March To The Sea.
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    "Sherman’s March to the Sea" from Atlanta to the seaport town of Savannah was intended, as Sherman said, "to make Georgia Howl." For weeks, he and his army virtually disappeared from the War Department’s view. Cutting loose from his supply lines, he had his men live off the land, seizing food and mounts from the local populations as they passed. He continued his strategy of destroying all military facilities in his path, along with all commercial targets that could be used militarily.
  • Freedman's Bureau

    Freedman's Bureau
    In March 1865 the U.S. Congress created the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands to aid African Americans undergoing the transition from slavery to freedom in the aftermath of the Civil War (1861-65). The Freedmen's Bureau, as it was more commonly known, was the first organization of its kind, a federal agency established solely for the purpose of social welfare. Under the direction of Major General Oliver O. Howard, the agency furnished rations to refugees and freedpeople.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865
  • Ku Klux Klan Formed

    Ku Klux Klan Formed
    From 1868 through the early 1870s the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) functioned as a loosely organized group of political and social terrorists. The Klan's goals included political defeat of the Republican Party and the maintenance of absolute white supremacy in response to newly gained civil and political rights by southern blacks after the Civil War (1861-65). They were more successful in achieving their political goals than they were with their social goals during the Reconstruction era.
  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    The Fourteenth Amendment (Amendment XIV) to the United States Constitution was adopted on July 9, 1868, as one of the Reconstruction Amendments. The amendment addresses citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws, and was proposed in response to issues related to former slaves following the American Civil War. The amendment was bitterly contested, particularly by Southern states, which were forced to ratify it in order for them to regain representation in Congress.
  • Fifteenth Amendment

    Fifteenth Amendment
    The Fifteenth Amendment (Amendment XV) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's "race, color, or previous condition of servitude." It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Atlanta Braves

    It states that the Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball (MLB) team in Atlanta, Georgia, playing in the Eastern Division of the National League. The Braves have played home games at Turner Field since 1997 and play spring training games in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In 2017, the team is to move to SunTrust Park, a new stadium complex in the Cumberland district of Cobb County just north of the I-285 bypass.
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    International Cotton Exposition

    In the late nineteenth century, fairs and expositions were an important way for cities to attract
    This engraving shows the 1887 Piedmont Exposition's main building. Located in Atlanta's Piedmont Park, the structure was 570 feet long, 126 feet wide, and two stories high. The Exposition opened on October 10 to nearly 20,000 visitors.
  • Tom Watson and the Populist

    Tom Watson and the Populist
    In 1892 Georgia politics was shaken by the arrival of the Populist Party. Led by the brilliant orator Thomas E. Watson this new party mainly appealed to white farmers, many of whom had been impoverished by debt and low cotton prices in the 1880s and 1890s. Populism, which directly challenged the dominance of the Democratic Party, threatened to split the white vote in Georgia. Consequently, the Populists boldly tried to win black Republicans to their cause
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Booker T. Washington, a black educator and spokesman, gave a speech later known as the "Atlanta Compromise" at the 1895 Cotton States and International Exposition in Atlanta. In the speech, Washington condoned social segregation of the races, provided that educational and economic opportunities were equal.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in a railroad car designated for whites only. Plessy was in fact seven-eighths white and one-eighth black which by Louisiana law meant he was treated as an African-American and required to sit in the car designated for "colored" patrons. When Plessy lost his initial court case, his appeal made it to the US Supreme Court. The Court ruled 7-1 that the Louisi
  • W. E. B. Du Bois

    W. E. B. Du Bois
    William Edward Burghardt "W. E. B." Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.
  • Alzono Herndon

    Alzono Herndon
    Alonzo Franklin Herndon (June 26, 1858 Walton County, Georgia – July 21, 1927) was a businessman and the founder and president of the Atlanta Family Life Insurance Company (Atlanta Life).
  • John and Lugenia Hope

    John and Lugenia Hope
    John and Lugenia Hope were social reformers whose Neighborhood Union and other community service organizations improved the quality of life for blacks in Atlanta, Georgia, and served as a model for the future Civil Rights Movement.
  • 1906 Atlanta Riot

    1906 Atlanta Riot
    During the Atlanta race riot that occurred September 22-24, 1906, white mobs killed dozens of blacks, wounded scores of others, and inflicted considerable property damage. Local newspaper reports of alleged assaults by black males on white females were the catalyst for the riot, but a number of underlying causes lay behind the outbreak of mob violence
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    He served as mayor from 1962 to 1970. Ivan Allen Jr. was an only child as he grew up. He graduated from a local all boys high school. He married Louise Richardson. Allen entered the service in 1942 as a Lieutenant. After the war Ivan Allen Jr. served as govenor. he only served as a govenor because his father retired.
  • Leo Frank Case

    Leo Frank Case
    The Leo Frank case is one of the most notorious and highly publicized cases in the legal annals of Georgia. A Jewish man in Atlanta was placed on trial and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old girl who worked for the National Pencil Company, which he managed. Before the lynching of Frank two years later, the case became known throughout the nation.
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    World War 1

    The US policy wanted to stay nuetrality. World War 1 was also called the great war. The allied powers were Great Briatan, France, and Russia. The central powers were Germany, Austia Hungary, and Ohoman Empire. The causes of the war were the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, and competation for land. The supplies for the war were victory gardens, peach pits, poise gas, gun, railroads, textile milk, and sewing circles. World War 1 lsted for 4 years.
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    County Unit System

    The county unit system was established in 1917 when the Georgia legislature, overwhelmingly dominated by the Democratic Party, passed the Neill Primary Act. This act formalized what had operated as an informal system, instituted in Georgia in 1898, of allotting votes by county in party primary elections.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    The use of the Social Security number (SSN) has expanded significantly since its inception in 1936. Created merely to keep track of the earnings history of U.S. workers for Social Security entitlement and benefit computation purposes, it has come to be used as a nearly universal identifier. Assigned at birth, the SSN enables government agencies to identify individuals in their records and businesses to track an individual's financial information. This article explores the history and meaning of
  • Eugene Talmadge

    Eugene Talmadge
    A controversial and colorful politician, Eugene Talmadge played a leading role in the state's politics from 1926 to 1946. During his three terms as state commissioner of agriculture and three terms as governor, his personality and actions polarized voters into Talmadge and anti-Talmadge factions in the state's one-party politics of that era. He was elected to a fourth term as the state's chief executive in 1946 but died before taking office.
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    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression (also known as the Great Slump) was a dramatic, worldwide economic downturn beginning in some countries as early as 1928. The beginning of the Great Depression in the United States is associated with the stock market crash on October 29, 1929, known as Black Tuesday.
  • Carl Vinson

    Carl Vinson
    Carl Vinson, recognized as "the father of the two-ocean navy," served twenty-five consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. When he retired in January 1965, he had served in the U.S. Congress longer than anyone in history. He also set the record for service as chair of a standing committee.
  • Civilian Conservation Corps

    Civilian Conservation Corps
    Among the numerous New Deal programs of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) is remembered as one of the most popular and effective. Established on March 31, 1933, the corps's objective was to recruit unemployed young men (and later, out-of-work veterans) for forestry, erosion control, flood prevention, and parks development.
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    The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. "Holocaust" is a word of Greek origin meaning "sacrifice by fire." The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were "racially superior" and that the Jews, deemed "inferior," were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.
  • Agricultural Adjustment Act

    Agricultural Adjustment Act
    The Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) was a United States federal law of the New Deal era which reduced agricultural production by paying farmers subsidies not to plant on part of their land and to kill off excess livestock. Its purpose was to reduce crop surplus and therefore effectively raise the value of crops
  • Rural Electrification

    Rural Electrification
    Although nearly 90 percent of urban dwellers had electricity by the 1930s, only ten percent of rural dwellers did. Private utility companies, who supplied electric power to most of the nation's consumers, argued that it was too expensive to string electric lines to isolated rural farmsteads. Anyway, they said, most farmers, were too poor to be able to afford electricity.
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    World War ||

    WWII conflict that involved virtually every part of the world during the years 1939–45. The principal belligerents were the Axis powers—Germany, Italy, and Japan—and the Allies—France, Great Britain, the United States, the Soviet Union, and, to a lesser extent, China. The war was in many respects a continuation, after an uneasy 20-year hiatus, of the disputes left unsettled by World War I. The 40,000,000–50,000,000 deaths resulted from WWII.
  • Benjamin Mays

    A distinguished African American minister, educator, scholar, and social activist, Benjamin Mays is perhaps best known as the longtime president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He was also a significant mentor to civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and was among the most articulate and outspoken critics of segregation before the rise of the modern civil rights movement in the United States
  • Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor
    As it stated from the website that, Civil rights include the ensuring of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, national origin, colour, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, or disability;[1][2][3] and individual rights such as privacy, the freedoms of thought and conscience, speech and expression, religion, the press, assembly and movement. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941
  • William B. Hartsfield

    He was aknowlegded for his leadership back then. In 1948 he hired 8 african american police officers. He also helped lead the city in the civil rghts area. In 1958 he asked all Atlantans if they all wanted to keep integrated schools oopen.
  • The Atlanta Hawks

    The Atlanta Hawks are a professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Hawks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
  • 1946 Governor's Race

    Georgia's "three governors controversy" of 1946-47, which began with the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge, was one of the more bizarre political spectacles in the annals of American politics. In the wake of Talmadge's death, his supporters proposed a plan that allowed the Georgia legislature to elect a governor in January 1947.The General Assembly elected Talmadge's son as governor.
  • Brown v Board of Edu

    On May 17, 1954 the United States Supreme Court handed down its ruling in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. The Court’s unanimous decision overturned provisions of the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, which had allowed for “separate but equal” public facilities, including public schools in the United States. Declaring that “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal,” the Brown v. Board decision helped break the back of state-sponsored segregation,
  • Richard Russell

    Richard Russell
    Richard B. Russell Jr. served in public office for fifty years as a state legislator, governor of Georgia, and U.S. senator. Although Russell was best known for his efforts to strengthen the national defense and to oppose civil rights legislation, he favored his role as advocate for the small farmer and for soil and water conservation. Russell also worked to bring economic opportunities to Georgia
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge, son of Eugene Talmadge, served as governor of Georgia for a brief time in early 1947 and again from 1948 to 1954. In 1956 Talmadge was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served until his defeat in 1980. Talmadge, a Democrat, was governor at a time of political transition in the state, and he served in the Senate during a time of great political change in the nation as well.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes is best known for desegregating Georgia's universities. One of the first two African American students admitted to the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens in 1961, Holmes was also the first black student admitted to the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta two years later. Hamilton Earl "Hamp" Holmes was born July 8, 1941, in Atlanta. His father, Alfred "Tup" Holmes, was an Atlanta businessman, and his mother, Isabella, was a schoolteacher.
  • Sibley Commission

    Reporters gather at Atlanta's city hall on August 30, 1961, the day that the city's schools were officially integrated. The recommendations of the Sibley Commission to the state legislature in 1960 contributed to the desegregation of schools across Georgia. Integration of Atlanta Schools, 1960 Governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., forced to decide between closing public schools or complying with a federal order to desegregate them, tapped state representative George Busbee to introduce legislation crean
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

    The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), formed to give younger blacks more of a voice in the civil rights movement, became one of the movement’s more radical branches. In the wake of the early sit-ins at lunch counters closed to blacks, which started in February 1960 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Ella Baker, then director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), helped set up the first meeting of what became SNCC.
  • The Albany Movement

    According to traditional accounts the Albany Movement began in fall 1961 and ended in summer 1962. It was the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era to have as its goal the desegregation of an entire community, and it resulted in the jailing of more than 1,000 African Americans in Albany and surrounding rural counties.
  • March on Washington

    In August 1963 the civil rights movement staged its largest gathering ever, with as many as 250,000 participants at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, in Washington, D.C.On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, the event was designed to shed light on the political and social challenges African Americans continued
  • Civil Right Act

    The civil rights movement in the American South was one of the most significant and successful social movements in the modern world. Black Georgians formed part of this southern movement for full civil rights and the wider national struggle for racial equality. From Atlanta to the most rural counties
  • Atlanta Falcons

    The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are a member of the South Division of the National Football Conference in the National Football League.
  • Lester Maddox

    The tumultuous political and social change in Georgia during the 1960s yielded perhaps the state's most unlikely governor, Lester Maddox. Brought to office in 1966 by widespread dissatisfaction with desegregation, Maddox surprised many by serving as an able and unquestionably colorful chief executive. Early Years Born in Atlanta to a working-class family on September 30, 1915, Lester Garfield Maddox grew up knowing poverty.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.
  • Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter, the only Georgian elected president of the United States, held the office for one term, 1977-81. His previous public service included a stint in the U.S. Navy, two senate terms in the Georgia General Assembly, and one term as governor of Georgia (1971-75)
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Jackson Young Jr. was born on March 12, 1932, in New Orleans, Louisiana, into a prosperous middle-class family. His mother, Daisy Fuller, was a schoolteacher, and his father, Andrew Young, was a dentist. Born during the depths of the Great Depression and Jim Crow segregation, Young was brought up to believe that "from those to whom much has been given, much will be required.
  • Maynard Jackson Elected mayor

    Elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973, Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third term in 1990, following the mayorship of Andrew Young.
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    The 1996 Olympics games

    The 1996 Summer Olympics known officially as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and unofficially as the Centennial Olympics, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, from July 19 to August 4, 1996. The International Olympic Committee voted in 1986 to separate the Summer and Winter Games, which had been held in the same year since 1924, and place them in alternating even-numbered years, beginning in 1994.
  • 1956 State Flag

    From the text it states that The current flag of the State of Georgia was adopted on May 8, 2003. The flag bears three stripes consisting of red-white-red, and a blue canton containing a ring of 13 white stars encompassing the state's coat of arms in gold. In the coat of arms, the arch symbolizes the state's constitution and the pillars represent the three branches of government: legislative, executive, and judicial.
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    Dahlonega Gold Rush

    The Georgia Gold Rush was the second significant gold rush in the United States, and overshadowed the previous rush in North Carolina. It started in 1828 in present-day Lumpkin County near the county seat, Dahlonega, and soon spread through the North Georgia mountains, following the Georgia Gold Belt. By the early 1840s, gold became difficult to find. Many Georgia miners moved west when gold was found in the Sierra Nevada in 1848, starting the California Gold Rush.