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The History of Georgia, by Deanna Mathis

  • Aug 1, 1540

    Hernando DeSoto Explores Georgia

    Hernando DeSoto Explores Georgia
    Hernandez DeSoto was a conquistador. DeSoto wanted to gian power somehow. He went to the king anf the king said,"Alright, if you want power, you have to find me gold, then you can be the governer." So, Hernandez set off on an expedition with 600 men, weapons, and attack dogs. These were for fighting off the Native Americans. Him and his men explored from South Carolina, all the way to tbesouthern border of Alabama. While in search for ,their treasure, they ran into trouble, as in Native American
  • Aug 1, 1540

    Hernandez DeSoto (Continued)

    Hernandez DeSoto (Continued)
    Indians. Even though DeSoto had less men to fight, they had more weapons to take advantage of, while the Native Americans only have things such as spears and knives. Unfortunetly, DeSoto never struck gold and he died on his expedition.
  • Aug 2, 1560

    Spanish Missions on Barrier Islands

    Spanish Missions on Barrier Islands
    Spanish missions are religious churches established in forgein land to allow religion to spread religion. These were set up by the Spanish on the barrier islands because they wanted to change the Native Americans' culture and beliefs to theirs to get them on their side. The Spanish whouuld 'whoo' the chief with fancy gifts to get on his good side. Also, when people would want to pass the Barrier Islands to north or south, the missions would block their way so they couldn't pass through.
  • Virginia Colony

    Virginia Colony
    Province of Virginia. First English colony of the world. Where the British Empire began. Jamestown was one of the first settlements in the New World. People began started governments and businesses in Jamestown. It soon became a large part of the colony. It began to get more and more popular for the British Empire.
  • The Establishment of the Virginia Colony

    The Establishment of the Virginia Colony
    When the British began to colonize North America, they wanted as much as they could get. The reason for this was so that they can sell it back in England for more money. Virginia was one of these colonies. It was rich with spices, tea, and sugar. Many more as well. England, all though was selfish, was also smart because they would only let their colonies trade with them, even if, let's say France, gave them a better deal.
  • Massachusetts Bay Colony

    Massachusetts Bay Colony
    This colony was founded by the British. The territory claimed is of Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The Puritan people were settled there first and the British came.
  • Fort King George

    Fort King George
    A few years after it was established, South Carolina claimed the coast near the fort. This was conflicting because South Carolina is a British Colony and the Spanish owns St. Augustine which is a property of Georgia. (Spanish owns the property). How it all started:
    South Carolinians wanted to claim land down south while the southerners didn't want that to happen. Meanwhile, the Spaniards planned this three story high fort to help protect their land from being claimed by the British.
  • Georgia Colony: Charter of 1732

    Georgia Colony: Charter of 1732
    Charity, economics, and defense was the reasons for the Charter of 1732. Charity, for the working poor to start new life not in debt for it's economy. Economics, to increase it's wealth by getting silk, dyes, wine, and semi-tropical fruit. Defense, because Georgia would serve as military base between British's and Spaniard's colonies.
  • War of Jenkin's Ear

    War of Jenkin's Ear
    In the Georgia colony. This is a war focused on conflicting claimed land problems. The reason for its name is because a Spaniard took off a British leader's ear because he raided the British's ships. That Spaniard leader was Robert Jenkin. Jenkin gave the ear to the his Parliament whom soon raged in anger. Throughout the next ten years, rebuttal between to the two stirred through paper and documents. Soon, this war broke out in 1739.
  • Yazoo Land Fraud

    The Yazoo land company was a company that sold land. They went to the general assembly and asked if they could sell a certain area of land. The Yazoo Land Company bribed a portion of the General Assembly to give them the land. They sold the land and people began to overlap with the land they owned. The Yazoo Land Company burned the remaining records they had so they had no proof it was them.
  • Battle of Bloody Marsh

    Battle of Bloody Marsh
    This war occurred on St. Simons Island. This had a link with the War of Jenkin's Ear. James Oglethorpe wanted a "rematch" type of battle against the Spanish. He wanted to preserve Georgia. He set up a fort on St. Simons. This was to protect Darien and Savannah from Spanish invasion. This ended with English soldiers going back and forth between the island and the land on Georgia to finally gain victory in the end, overpowering the Spanish.
  • The French and Indian War

    The French and Indian War
    The French and Indian war was fought for the Ohio River Valley. Many Indians ended up siding with the French. The French claimed many spaces of land during the war but eventually, the two sides came to peace in 1763 when the treaty of Paris was signed, ending the war.
  • The Stamp Act

    The Stamp Act
    The Stamp Act was for Great Britain because they needed money after the French and Indian war, so they taxed Georgia. They taxed newspapers, legal documents, and licenses. The people of Georgia very angry so what they did to stop it, was boycotting. They refused to buy any more goods until the tax was released. In 1766, the Stamp Act was repealed.
  • Townshend Acts

    Townshend Acts
    The Townshend Acts were taxes placed on imports. Such as, tea, paper, glass, and paint. Many people began to protest on this unfair rule upon them until Governor Wright disbanded the assembly to try to end the protests.
  • Boston Massacre

    Boston Massacre
    The Boston Massacre was a protest in the town of Boston. Patriots were fighting for their freedom from Great Britain because the amount of deaths and incidents the soldiers were causing. A giant fight broke out and the soldiers began to shoot, killing many. For revenge, Boston dumped all the British tea that they have a tax on, into the Boston Harbor, ruining it all.
  • Intolerable Acts

    Intolerable Acts
    The intolerable acts were put upon Boston as a punishment for their little Boston tea party incident. The intolerable acts closed the Boston Harbor, cancelled the Massachusetts Charter, caused any British officials accused of crimes to be sent to Great Britain to be tried, and this caused the quartering act. The quartering act is when citizens of Massachusetts were forced to house and feed British troops at their own expense.
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence
    The Declaration of Independence of a "break up letter" sent from the colonies to Great Britain. We forced our own freedom upon them and signed a document they couldn't deny. We "broke up" with them. They wanted us back, but we had already started making our own independent decisions.
  • Invention of the Cotton Gin

    The cotton gin was invented by Eli Whitney and his partner in March 1794. It was invented during the industrial revolution. It used to be as a spinning wheel but during the industrial revolution, it was a large machine.
  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri and Maine became states at the same time. Maine free state. Missouri is a slave state. Government decided they'd make a latitude line that anything south of it is slave and north is free.
  • Nullification Crisis

    States wanted a weak federal government and a strong state government. SC wanted to cancel federal law. President Jackson lowered the lax and SC stayed in US.
  • Compromise of 1850

    4 factors:
    1) Cali-free state.
    2) Fugitave state law (runaway slaves would be returned to their owners)
    3) No slave trade is Washington DC. (If you already owned slave you could keep them)
    4) New territory would decide slavery by popular sovereignty.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act

    States will use popular sovereignty to determine slavery. Against slavery.
    Bleeding Kansas:
    Abolitionist vs supporters of slavery battled in Kansas.
    200 killed.
  • Dred Scott

    Slave. Owner moved him and Scott to a free state. They lived together. Owner passes away. Scott sued for his freedom but court says that Scott is property because hes a slave. And property can't sue.
  • Election of 1860

    Lincoln was elected and he wanted the Union to remain republic. SC seceded and soon whole southern seceded. Formed their own nation Confederate States of America. Alexander Stephens VP. Jefferson Davis P.
  • Ratification of the U.S. Constitution

  • Dahlonega Gold Rush

  • Indian Removal Act