Georgia history timeline project

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  • Jan 1, 1000

    Paleo Period

    Paleo Period
    Paleo Information\ Paleo was a nomadic type of group. They never stayed in one place for long.They followed their prey they hunted to survive. They used sharp spear head to hunt their prey. Their prey was mostly large game animal prey for example, the mammoth, bison and ground sloth. They had no form of trade nor religon.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Archaic Period

    Archaic Period
    Archaic Period The Archaic indians lived in cave dwellings and pit houses. They used simple form of pottery. They followed their prey from season to season. Their prey was small game animals like for example deer, turkey, bear,and fish. There was no form of religon but had some trade form.
  • Jan 1, 1000

    Woodland Period

    Woodland Period
    Woodland Information the Woodland began living in one spot for a long time. They started forming smalll tries and villages. They had more advandced pottery. They used abow and arrow to hunt their prey. They began farming sun flowers, squash, beans, and maize.
  • Period: Jan 1, 1000 to

    Mississipian Period

  • Nov 1, 1540

    Hernando De Soto

    Hernando De Soto
    hernando de soto information Hernando de soto kelled thousands of natives in search of gold. When they gt in war he won because he had better weapons. His crew brought diseases and killed many natives that way as well. After he had been searching for gold he had no luck so he just went back to spain. While he was going home he died along the Mississippi River.
  • Georgia Founded

    Georgia Founded
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    John Reynolds

    John Reynolds information John Reynolds, a captain in the British royal navy, served as Georgia's first royal governor from late 1754 to early 1757. He first arived in Savannah. His millitary effort proved less than sucessfull. His major error was running it all by hiself.
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    Henry Ellis

    Henry Ellis information Henry Ellis, the second royal governor of Georgia, has been called "Georgia's second founder. He helped grow the population to 10,00 with 3,600 slaves. Ellis promotes big farming. He left after three years from suffering of heat illnesses.
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    James Right

    <a href='' >JamesWright information</a James Wright was the third and last royal governor of Georgia. When he left georgia he went back to england and died in 1785.He was the last govenor to answer to the king. He served the longest out of all three.
  • Austin Dabney

    Austin Dabney
    Austin Dabney was known for his bravery in the Battle of Kettle Creek. He was from mixed heritage. He was also wounded in battle and was given land from the Harris family.
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    American Revolution

    American Revolution information The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1775 to 1785. The Merican Revolution was the result of a series of social, political, and intellectual transformations in the american socity. the war was between the patriot and the loyalist. the patriots won the war.
  • Elijah Clarke/ Kettle Cr

    Elijah Clarke/ Kettle Cr
    Elijah Clarke was the leader of the patriots in the Battle of Kettle Creek. The Battle of Kettle creek was a major victory for Georgia because they got all the supplies they needed.
  • University of Georgia founded

    University of Georgia founded
    university of georgia founded information Georgia was the first state to charter a state suported university.The gebral asembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or siminary of learning.The university was really established in1801 when they finaly found a site. Abraham Baldwin was selected the president for the university.
  • Capital Move to Louisville

    Capital Move to Louisville
    capital move to louisville information In 1786 the legislater appointed a commision to find a site for a perminate general located capital.They were givena fund to purchase 100 acres for the new capital. When they found the site they named t Louisville. that was capital for atleast 10 years.
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    constitutional convection

    Abraham Baldwin and William Few represented Georgia at the constitutional convention of 1787. The Georgia constitution was based off the revised version of the U.S. constitution. The Constitutional Convention lasted about 4 months and the Constitution was then sent to ratified by the states.
  • Georgia Ratifies consitution

    Georgia Ratifies consitution
    Georgia was one of the first states to ratify the new U.S. constitution. Georgia did this and agreed with the U.S. Constitution because it provided them protection from the indians and they could expand their land. They also signed it because it was a short message and it was straight to the point.
  • Yazoo land fraud

    Yazoo land fraud
    Yazoo land fraud informaton The yazoo land fraud was when land companies baught land for cheap prices. then they sold it for high prices.The legislaters that were i volved were all voted of office. The state offered to refund the money from the sells.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    The Missouri Compromise was a federal statute in the United States that regulated slavery in the country's western territories. The compromise, devised by Henry Clay, was agreed to by the pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States Congress and passed as a law in 1820.The Missouri Compromise was an effort by Congress to defuse the sectional and political rivalries triggered by the request of Missouri late in 1819 for admission as a state in which slavery would be permitted.
  • Worechester vs. Georgia

    Worechester vs. Georgia
    In the court case Worcester v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 1832 that the Cherokee Indians. Samuel Worcester constituted a nation holding distinct sovereign powers. Although the decision became the foundation of the principle of tribal sovereignty in the twentieth century. it did not protect the Cherokees from being removed from their ancestral homeland in the Southeast.
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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 Trail of Tears resulted from the enforcement of the Treaty of New Echota, an agreement signed under the provisions of the Indian Removal Act of 1830. Which exchanged Native American land in the East for lands west of the Mississippi River, but which was never accepted by the elected
  • compromise of 1850

    compromise of 1850
    Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between North and South. As part of the Compromise of 1850, the Fugitive Slave Act was amended and the slave trade in Washington, D.C., was abolished.The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850. which defused a four-year political confrontation between slave and free states.
  • Georgia Platform

    Georgia Platform
    With the nation facing the potential threat of disunion over the passage of the Compromise of 1850, Georgia, in a special state convention, adopted a proclamation called the Georgia Platform.he act was instrumental in averting a national crisis. Slavery had been at the core of sectional tensions between the North and South. New territorial gains, westward expansion, and the hardening of regional attitudes toward the spread of slavery provoked a potential crisis of the Union.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    Kansas-Nebraska Act
    The Kansas-Nebrask Act was an 1854 bill that mandated “popular sovereignty”–allowing settlers of a territory to decide whether slavery would be allowed within a new state’s borders. Proposed by Stephen A. Douglas–Abraham Lincoln’s opponent in the influential Lincoln-Douglas debates–the bill overturned the Missouri Compromise’s use of latitude as the boundary between slave and free territory.
  • Booker T. Washington

    Booker T. Washington
    Born a slave on a Virginia farm, Washington rose to become one of the most influential African-American intellectuals of the late 19th century. In 1881, he founded the Tuskegee Institute, a black school in Alabama devoted to training teachers. Washington was also behind the formation of the National Negro Business League 20 years later, and he served as an adviser to Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft.
  • Dred Scott Case

    Dred Scott Case
    In March 1857, in one of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War (1861-65), the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. The case had been brought before the court by Dred Scott, a slave who had lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri. Scott argued that his time spent in these locations entitled him to emancipation.
  • Alonzo Herdon

    Alonzo Herdon
    An African American barber and entrepreneur, Alonzo Herndon was founder and president of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, one of the most successful black-owned insurance businesses in the nation. At the time of his death in 1927, he was also Atlanta's wealthiest black citizen, owning more property than any other African American.
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    Union Blockade

    The confederate ships were stopped and they could no longer import or export the things they needed to the south. The south surrendered later in 1863, but the south had to import everything after that because the few manufacturing facilities were not functional.
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    Freedmens Bureau

    The Freedmen's Bureau was designed to help newly freed slaves & also poor whites. Their purpose was to provide them with food, shelter, and education. 3 university's or colleges were formed for slaves to get an education; Atlanta university, more-house college, and Clark university.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Army of the Potomac, under the command of George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against Robert E. Lee’s forces near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. The morning assault and vicious Confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Miller’s Cornfield and the West Woods. Later, towards the center of the battlefield, Union assaults against the Sunken Road pierced the Confederate center after a terrible struggle.
  • Emancipation Proclamtion

    Emancipation Proclamtion
    5 days after the Battle of Antietam, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. If the south did not surrender slavery would end. The south soon surrendered and slavery continued.
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    battle of gettysburg

    the battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the civil war. The battle was fought July 1-3, 1863. This was the bloodiest battle with 51,000 injuries or deaths. The Union or the north won the battle of Gettysburg.
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    Battle of Chickamauga

    William Rosecrans led his troops against the confederate general Braxton Bragg at Chickamauga creek. Bragg's army defeated the union but did not follow up and eventually were forced to retreat south to dalton.
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    Andersonville Prison Camp

    The Andersonviklle prison had horrible conditions. It was dirty. Also, the only shelter was what the prisoners could put together. Todasy 15,700 Union dead are burried there. There was not enough food or medical supplies, and much of the water was contaminated.
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    Sherman's Atlanta Campaign

    Sherman took 112,00 soldiers left in Chatanooga and began a campaign towards Atlanta. Johnston had 60,000 troops to hold back Sherman's army. The 2 armys fought again and again and eventually The Union army won and left Atlanta in flames.
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    Sherman's March To The Sea

    On his way from Atlanta to Savannah, Sherman destroyed all military targets. He burned everything in a path 60 miles wide. The damages he caused were as high as 100 million dollars. Savannah eventually surrendered to Sherman.
  • Klu Klux Klan

    Klu Klux Klan
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    On this day in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery, is ratified. “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single greatest change wrought by the Civil War was officially noted in theConstitution.
  • WEB DuBois

    WEB DuBois
    W.E.B. Du Bois is widely recognized as a significant figure: for his pursuit of social justice, for his literary imagination, and for his pioneering scholarly research. He is read with profit today in the academic fields of sociology, literature, and history, and in the trans-disciplinary realms of urban studies and gender studies. Nevertheless, Du Bois was, and remains still, a contentious figure.
  • Henry McNeal Turner

    Henry McNeal Turner
    Henry McNeal Turner was a black legislator. This was the first time in Georgia history a republican governor was elected. All 29 black legislators were expelled and the reasoning was they had the right to vote but not hold office.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed. In addition, it forbids states from denying any person "life, liberty or property, without due process of law" or to "deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” By directly mentioning the role of the states.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    the 15th amendment, enacted in 1870, appeared to signify the fulfillment of all promises to African Americans. Set free by the 13th amendment, with citizenship guaranteed by the 14th amendment, black males were given the vote by the 15th amendment. From that point on, the freedmen were generally expected to fend for themselves.
  • 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. He chaired the House Naval Affairs Committee for sixteen years (1931-47) and its successor, the House Armed Services Committee, for fourteen years.
  • 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.
  • William B. Hartsfield

    William B. Hartsfield
    When you help guide a city through a depression and then, later, guide it through the civil rights era when you are responsible for Atlanta’s becoming the aviation capital that it is then it’s fair to say you’ve had an impact.
  • Tom Watson & the Populists

    Tom Watson & the Populists
    Tom Watson was elected to congress. He only served 2 years, and he had a 3rd party system. He and the populists supported small farmers. He also turned against the African Americans. Tom's biggest accomplishment was when he made mail be delivered to rural areas.
  • Benjiman Mays

    Benjiman Mays
    Benjamin Elijah Mays was born in Epworth, South Carolina, August 1, 1894, to S. Hezekiah and Louvenia (Carter) Mays. Benjamin was baptized, licensed to preach and ordained to the Christian Ministry at the Mount Zion Baptist Church.The school's namesake, the late Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, was president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia for over twenty years. There he motivated young college men, such as Dr. Martin Luther King, to "Reach for the Stars!".
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    International Cotton Expo

    The international cotton expo had 800,000 visitors. It was made to showcase the economic recovery of the south. It also lasted for 3 months. It gained money & exposure for Atlanta.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson

    Plessy V. Ferguson
    This 1896 U.S. Supreme Court case upheld the constitutionality of segregation under the “separate but equal” doctrine. It stemmed from an 1892 incident in which African-American train passenger Homer Plessy refused to sit in a Jim Crow car, breaking a Louisiana law. Rejecting Plessy’s argument that his constitutional rights were violated, the Court ruled that a state law that “implies merely a legal distinction” between whites and blacks did not conflict with the 13th and14th Amendments.
  • Richard Russell

    Richard Russell
    Richard B. Russell Jr. became one of the youngest members of the Georgia House of Representatives upon his election in 1920. By the time of this 1928 photograph, he was serving as Speaker of the House. Russell would later take office in 1931 as Georgia's youngest governor, and he entered national politics as a U.S. senator in 1933.
  • 1906 Atlanta Riot

    1906 Atlanta Riot
    The Atlants Riot happened during sep. 22 to the 24. White mobs killed alot of African Amercans and wonded them as well. The reasoning of this was that some African Americans males were acused of assaulting white females.
  • Ivan Allen Jr.

    Ivan Allen Jr.
    Ivan Allen Jr. served as mayor of Atlanta from 1962 to 1970. He is credited with leading the city through an era of significant physical and economic growth and with maintaining calm during the civil rights movement. In 1965 he persuaded the Braves to move to Atlanta from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ivan Allen Jr., 1965. He is credited with leading the city through an era of significant physical and economic growth and with maintaining calm.
  • Leo Frank Case

    Leo Frank Case
    Leo frank was a jew that got put in prisom for killing Mary Phagan. He was also put in prison with Jim Conly. After they put them both in jail Leo was taken from the jail and hung. They left him there so that people would see that he is dead. Still to thus day they dont know who killed Mary Phagon.
  • Herman Talmadge

    Herman Talmadge
    Herman Talmadge, son of Eugene Talmadge, served as governor of Georgia Herman Talmadge, son of Georgia governor Eugene Talmadge, took the governor's office briefly in 1947, and again after a special election in 1948. Herman Talmadge 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.
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    World War I

    In late June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia. An escalation of threats and mobilization orders followed the incident, leading by mid-August to the outbreak of World War I, which pitted Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy and Japan. The Allies were joined after 1917 by the United States.
  • Lester Maddox

    Lester Maddox
    lester maddox informaton
    Born in Atlanta to a working class family on September 30, 1915, Lester Garfield Maddox grew up knowing poverty. He had dropped out of highschool in 1933 and was working at Atlanta steel and wors progress information.The tumultuous political and social change in Georgia during the 1960s yielded. Perhaps the state's most unlikely governor, Lester Maddox.
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    County Unit System

    The County Unit System was in 1917. It was when the georgia lesiglater was over whelmingly dominated by the democratic party. Also is was pulled by the neill primary act. The act formalized what had as an informed system.
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    Great Depression

    The Great Depression was an economic slump in North America, Europe, and other industrialized areas of the world that began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939. It was the longest and most severe depression ever experienced by the industrialized Western world.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. King, both a Baptist minister and civil-rights activist, had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States, beginning in the mid-1950s. Among many efforts, King headed the SCLC. Through his activism, he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation, as well as the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Acts.
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    Since 1945, the world has taken on a new and horrible meaning: the mass murder of some 6 million European Jews by the German Nazi regime during the Second World War. To the anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.
  • Andrew Young

    Andrew Young
    Andrew Young information
    Andrew Young's lifelong work as a politician, human rights activist, and businessman has been in great measure responsible for the development of Atlanta's reputation as an international city. He was the fisrt african america to be elected to congress sicne the Reconstruction. In 1977 Carter named him Young ambassador of the united states.
  • Civilion Conservation Corps

    Civilion  Conservation Corps
    The Civilian Conservation Corps was a public work relief program that operated from 1933 to 1942 in the United States for unemployed, unmarried men from relief families as part of the New Deal. Originally for young men ages 18–23, it was eventually expanded to young men ages 17–28.
  • Agricutural Adjustment act

    Agricutural Adjustment act
    World War I severely disrupted agriculture in Europe. That was an advantage to farmers in the United States, who increased production dramatically and were therefore able to export surplus food to European countries. But by the 1920s, European agriculture had recovered and American farmers found it more difficult to find export markets for their products. Farmers continued to produce more food than could be consumed, and prices began to fall.
  • social security

    social security
    In the United States, Social Security is primarily the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance federal program. The original Social Security Act (1935)and the current version of the Act, as amended, encompass several social welfare and social insurance programs. Social Security is funded through payroll taxes called Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax or Self Employed Contributions Act Tax.
  • Rural Electrification

    Rural Electrification
    The REA was created by the Roosevelt Administration in 1935 to bring electricity to rural areas. Farmers were urged to create electricity cooperative companies. It then channeled funding through these coops through low-interest loans to finance the construction of generation and distribution facilities and power lines to bring electricity to farms.
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    World War II

    World War II also known as the Second World War , was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations including all of the great powers eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries.
  • Pear Harbor

    Pear Harbor
    Just before 8 a.m. on December 7, 1941, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The barrage lasted just two hours, but it was devastating: The Japanese managed to destroy nearly 20 American naval vessels, including eight enormous battleships, and almost 200 airplanes. More than 2,000 Americans soldiers and sailors died in the attack, and another 1,000 were wounded.
  • 1946 Govenor's Race

    1946 Govenor'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. When the General Assembly elected Talmadge's son as governor, the newly elected lieutenant governor, Melvin Thompson, claimed the office of governor.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    Although the Declaration of Independence stated that "All men are created equal," due to the institution of slavery, this statement was not to be grounded in law in the United States until after the Civil War. In 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified and finally put an end to slavery. Fourteenth Amendment (1868) strengthened the legal rights of newly freed slaves. Fifteenth Amendment (1870) further strengthened the legal rights of newly freed slaves.
  • 1956 Sate Flag

    1956 Sate Flag
    Georgia’s state flag during the 1956 session of the General Assembly as well as a general review of the evolution of the pre-1956 state flag. No attempt will be made in this paper to argue that the state flag is controversial simply because it incorporates the Confederate battle flag or that it represents the Confederacy itself.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    The Sibley Commission was set up by Gov Vandiver in 1960 to gauge Georgia's attitudes towards desegregating the public school system. In the end, Vandiver accepted the Commissions' findings, which were a practical integration to avoid Federal Government intrusion, and keeping the public schools in Georgia opened.
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee

    Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was founded in April 1960, by young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement initiated on February 1 of that year by four black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina. 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.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The Democrats met in Charleston, South Carolina, in April 1860 to select their candidate for President in the upcoming election. It was turmoil. Northern democrats felt that Stephen Douglas had the best chance to defeat the black republicans. Although an ardent supporter of slavery, southern Democrats considered Douglas a traitor because of his support of popular sovereignty, permitting territories to choose not to have slavery. Southern democrats stormed out.
  • Hamilton Holmes and Charlyne Hunter

    Hamilton Holmes and Charlyne Hunter
    Holmes and Huntr werre the fist African Americans at UGA. They both were denied admssion to get in UGA.After two years of legal battles Judge William Bootle, a U.S. District Court judge, issued his ruling on the matter on January 6, 1961, stating that the plaintiffs are qualified for and entitled to immediate enrollment at the University of Georgia.Thus Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes became the first African
  • The Albany Movement

    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. Martin Luther King Jr. was drawn into the movement in December 1961.
  • The March to Washington

    The March to Washington
    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 to face across the country. The march, which became a key moment in the growing struggle for civil rights in the United States, culminated in Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Drea
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is the nation's premier civil rights legislation. The Act outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, required equal access to public places and employment, and enforced desegregation of schools and the right to vote. It did not end discrimination, but it did open the door to further progress.
  • Atlanta Falcons

    Atlanta Falcons
    In 1965 the Atlanta Falcons became the first professional football team in the city of Atlanta and the fifteenth National Football League (NFL) franchise in existence. Since the team's first preseason game against Philadelphia at Atlanta Stadium (later Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium ), the Falcons have become a mainstay in Atlanta's sports culture. Now playing at the Georgia Dome, the Falcons join the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks as professional sporting attractions in Georgia.
  • Atlanta Braves

    Atlanta Braves
    After spending seventy-seven years in Boston, Massachusetts, and thirteen in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Braves moved to Atlanta to begin the 1966 major league baseball season. The move made the Atlanta Braves the first major league professional sports team to call the Deep South its home. Citizens of the city welcomed their new team with a downtown parade. On April 12, 1966, the Braves played their first regular season game in Atlanta Stadium with a sold out stadium.
  • Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta Hawks
    When the subject is NBA tradition, the Atlanta Hawks aren't the first team that comes to mind. However, the Hawks are as venerable a franchise as any. The team's history extends back to 1946, when the squad was known as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks. At that time the team was shared by three neighboring river cities (Moline and Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa).
  • Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor

    Maynard Jackson Elected Mayor
    Jackson jumped into Georgia politics at age 30, running unsuccessfully for Herman Talmadge’s Senate seat. Elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973, Maynard Jackson was the first African American to serve as mayor of a major southern city. At 35, he was Atlanta’s first black mayor, the first of a major southern city. He stayed elected for three terms. During those three terms he put more blacks as police officers.
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    Jimmy Carter In Georgia

    jimmy carter in georgia information
    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). after being defeated in the presidential election he founded the Carter Center.
  • Eli Whitney and the cotton gin

    Eli Whitney created the cotton gin. The gin picked the seeds out faster than people could. the cotton gin mad the cotton production go up fast. When the cotton gin was created the slave population grew a lot.
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    1996 Olympic Games

    1996 olympic games information
    From July 19 to August 4, 1996, Alanto held the summer Olympics for the first time. It was the cities largest undertaking in the cities history. It took more than 6 years in preperation for the games. During this time Atlanta changed dramaticly by improving streets and side walk, and building new bulidings. There was 2 billion people that came to watch the games.
  • Dahlonega gold rush

    The dahlonega gold rush was founded on cherokee land. Then Georgia posted a law taking all their land for the gold. John Ross was their chief at the time. He petitions congress for help but none was given.
  • John and Lugenia Hope

    John and Lugenia Hope
    Lugenia Burns Hope was an early-twentieth-century social activist, reformer, and community organizer. Spending most of her career in Atlanta, she worked for the improvement of black communities through traditional social work, community health campaigns, and political pressure for better education and infrastructure. John Hope was very important african amreican educater and race leader in the 20th centry.
  • Booker T. Washington