Georgia On My Mind. Highlights of the history of this fabulous state we call home!. Block I. Pre-history Georgia as the 13 th colony Revolutionary War Early Statehood. Pre-history. Included the four pre-historic Indian cultures: Paleo, Archaic, Woodland, Mississippian.
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Highlights of the history of this fabulous state we call home!
Georgia was founded as the 13th British colony in 1733.
James Oglethorpe is considered the founder of Georgia.
Some of the early groups that settled Georgia were the Scottish Highlanders, Salzburgers and Portuguese Jews.
Southern Antebellum Life
Cannons at Chickamauga
The Civil War in Georgia
Atlanta’s suburbs began to grow because of new companies and factories moving to the city.
Atlanta became the southeastern hub for 3 major interstates.
The modern civil rights movement began in the 1950s as a challenge to long-standing Jim Crow laws.
Noteworthy events included the Montgomery Bus boycott, Brown vs. Board of Education, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1964
The most notable civil rights figure during this time was a Georgian: Martin Luther King Jr. Other civil rights figures from this time included Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks, Linda Brown, Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes, Benjamin Mays, and Andrew Young
Georgia became a modern power player in the south with the growth of Atlanta.
Hartsfield International Airport worked its way to becoming the busiest airport in the world.
Many businesses, including Home Depot, UPS, Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines, have their world headquarters in Atlanta.
The city hosted the Summer Olympics in 1996.
Atlanta’s growth benefited the rest of the state.