Unit 11. Modern Georgia PowerPoint #3. Learning Targets. Explain the importance of significant social, economic, and political developments in Georgia since 1970. Consequences of the end of the county unit system and reapportionment. Role of Jimmy Carter in Georgia as state
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Explain the importance of significant social,
economic, and political developments in Georgia
system and reapportionment.
senator, governor, president, and past president.
the growth and economy of Georgia.
In 1956, Georgia’s leaders adopted a new state flag.
This upset many African Americans because it looked like a Confederate battle flag and they felt that it was a symbol of racism.
Georgia would keep the flag for 45 years.
In 2001, state leaders replaced it.
This upset many white Georgians who felt that it honored the southern past.
Primary = a special kind of election. Members of a political party vote to decide who will represent them in the election
For many years, the Democratic Party was the most powerful party in Georgia.
Whoever won the Democratic primary was sure to win the election.
Before 1944, Georgia’s Democratic Party had a white primary.
Only whites could vote.
This kept African Americans from having any say in state politics.
In 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court declared white primaries illegal.
Every citizen’s vote should be equal to every other citizen’s vote no matter where the person lived.
districts changed the way
candidates ran for office
our state’s natural/cultural resources)
education and pre-school education
Ensure Fair Elections Around
Build Affordable Housing
(Habitat for Humanity)
running for president won the
most votes in Georgia during
a presidential election.
During the 1980s and 1990s, politics in Georgia continued to shift.
While Democrats continued
to be elected to statewide
offices, Republicans tended
to be favored in national
1) Millions of dollars were spent to create world-class
competition facilities (Olympic Stadium, Georgia Horse Park,
Wolf Creek Shooting Range Complex, Stone Mountain
Tennis Facility, Lake Lanier Rowing Center,
GA Tech and GSU Residence Facilities)
2) International Recognition to Atlanta
3) Volunteer Programs, Educational and Training
Programs, and Employment Opportunities
4) Economic Impact to Georgia’s Economy
The fastest growing immigrant community in Georgia is the Hispanic Community.
Georgia’s current Hispanic population is roughly four times what it was just 20 years ago.
Schools, businesses, churches, and public agencies now rely more on Spanish as they serve a growing population that does not speak English as a first language.
Today, few political & social issues cause as much controversy as illegal immigration.
In 2006, Georgia’s General Assembly passed the Security & Immigration Compliance Act in an effort to clamp down on illegal immigration in Georgia.
It requires people seeking state benefits to prove that they are a legal resident.
It also requires police to confirm the legal status of anyone they arrest and penalize employers who continue to hire illegal immigrants.