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Georgia After WWII. December 9, 2013. Transformation of Agriculture. After WWII, when Georgia soldiers returned from fighting, they found the state in the middle of a rapid _______ ____________ was no longer the main __________ activity

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Georgia after wwii

Georgia After WWII

December 9, 2013


Transformation of agriculture

Transformation of Agriculture

  • After WWII, when Georgia soldiers returned from fighting, they found the state in the middle of a rapid _______

  • ____________ was no longer the main __________ activity

    • People had left farming for __________ during the war, increasing the size of _______

    • The demand for cotton fell

  • Peanuts, soybeans, and corn were planted in place of cotton

  • Improved farm ____________ allowed fewer workers to farm larger areas

    • This sent more people into the cities looking for _____

    • By 1970, 60% of Georgia’s population lived in cities


Ellis arnall

Ellis Arnall

  • _____________ was elected as Georgia’s governor in ____, after Eugene Talmadge

  • Arnall fixed the problems with Georgia’s __________ created by Talmadge, and created the board of corrections to oversee the prison system

  • He ____________ (got rid of) the _________ and adopted a new state constitution in 1945

  • When 18-years olds began to be drafted for WWII, he argued that anyone old enough to _____ for their country should be able to ______

    • He helped Georgia become the _____ state to allow _______________ to vote


The development of atlanta

The Development of Atlanta

  • Atlanta became the _________ of the state in 1877

  • After WWII, ____________ moved into the state

  • The __________ grew, as did the size of the _____

  • Opportunities were improving for _________________

  • _______________ grew in the 1970s

  • Several of Atlanta’s ________ contributed to this growth

  • Major league ______ moved into Atlanta in the _____

  • Atlanta grew into the ___________, communication, and ______________ center of the _____________


Business in atlanta

Business in Atlanta

  • By 1954, around 800 new ___________ had appeared in Atlanta

  • Many ___________ companies moved south because of the warmer ________

  • The growth of _________ also contributed to the growth of business in Atlanta

    • By the end of the 1950s, ________________ (the former Bell Aircraft plant) was Georgia’s largest employer


Population growth

Population Growth

  • More people moved into Georgia as the invention of _________________ made summers more comfortable

  • Georgia’s population grew to over _____ million by 1970

    • Atlanta’s grew to over ____ million by 1970

  • Atlanta went from being the 32nd largest city in the U.S. to the 23rd

  • African-Americans began moving back as better ________________ were becoming available

    • Discrimination largely _____________, schools were _______________, and economic opportunities improved


Transportation in georgia

Transportation in Georgia

  • Georgia had always benefited from its _________ and ____________

  • After WWII, however, __________ and interstate ____________ grew

  • In the early ______, a network of _______________________ linked Atlanta with the rest of the Southeast and other areas of the country

  • In 1975, _________ began building rail lines, beginning operations in 1979

  • Atlanta’s ________ began offering international flights in 1971


William b hartsfield

William B. Hartsfield

  • He served as Atlanta _______ for 24 years, from 1937-1961

  • He encouraged the ________ of aviation and helped make Atlanta the Southeast’s air travel hub (this is why the airport is named after him)

  • He helped lead the city ahead in ____________ by hiring African-American _______________, ____________ public places, and eventually public schools


Ivan allen jr

Ivan Allen, Jr.

  • Allen served as Atlanta’s _______ after Hartsfield, from 1962-1970

  • He continued Hartsfield’s peaceful approach to __________

  • During his terms, Atlanta saw the growth of _____________ and became the home to a number of major league ______ teams

  • He also pushed for MARTA to help improve ______________ in Atlanta


Major league sports

Major League Sports

  • In the 1960s, Atlanta dreamed of being a “big league city” but didn’t have the ____________

  • The chance came in 1964, when the Milwaukee Braves promised to move to Atlanta if a new __________ was built

  • In ______, the ________________ began playing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium

  • That same year, the _______________ began playing there as well

  • The _______________ soon followed in ______

  • These teams have helped raise the prestige of the city as well as earned millions of dollars in ____________ for the city’s economy


Questions

Questions…

  • 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII?

  • 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII?

  • 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities?

  • 4) Who became governor in 1942?

  • 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor?

  • 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what?

  • 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia?

  • 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s?

  • 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?


Questions1

Questions…

  • 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII?

  • 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII?

  • 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta?

  • 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights?

  • 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta?

  • 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta?

  • 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium?

  • 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here?

  • 18) How have sports teams helped the city?


Questions2

Questions…

  • 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII?

  • 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII?

  • 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities?

  • 4) Who became governor in 1942?

  • 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor?

  • 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what?

  • 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia?

  • 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s?

  • 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?


Questions3

Questions…

  • 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII?

  • 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII?

  • 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta?

  • 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights?

  • 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta?

  • 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta?

  • 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium?

  • 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here?

  • 18) How have sports teams helped the city?


Questions4

Questions…

  • 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII?

  • 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII?

  • 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities?

  • 4) Who became governor in 1942?

  • 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor?

  • 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what?

  • 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia?

  • 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s?

  • 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?


Questions5

Questions…

  • 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII?

  • 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII?

  • 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta?

  • 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights?

  • 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta?

  • 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta?

  • 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium?

  • 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here?

  • 18) How have sports teams helped the city?


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