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Georgia Studies. Lesson 32: Transportation Systems and the Economy SS8G2.a, b, c. Interstate Highway System. GA’s transportation systems are important to the state’s economy Without highways would be hard to move goods and people around the state

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Georgia studies
Georgia Studies

Lesson 32: Transportation Systems and the Economy

SS8G2.a, b, c


Interstate highway system
Interstate Highway System

  • GA’s transportation systems are important to the state’s economy

  • Without highways would be hard to move goods and people around the state

  • Join state’s major cities and join state to rest of the country

  • Ranks 10th in U.S. in number of superhighways

  • 15 interstate highways


Interstate highway system cont d
Interstate Highway System cont’d…

  • Eisenhower created the system for the purpose of moving the military easier in case of an attack

  • For every 5 miles of interstate 1 mile has to be straight in case an aircraft needs to land

  • I-95 runs from Florida to Maine

  • I-75 runs from Miami northwest into Michigan

  • Even numbered highways runs east and west; odd numbered highways runs north and south


Hartsfield jackson international airport
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

  • One of the busiest in the world

  • GA’s largest employer; more than 55,000 employees

  • Named after two former mayors of Atlanta: William B. Hartsfield and Maynard Jackson

  • Founded in 1925 (by Hartsfield); Jackson’s name added in 2003

  • Jackson was 1st African American mayor of a major southern city; elected in 1974 and served 3 terms


Georgia s deepwater ports
Georgia’s Deepwater Ports

  • Has 2 deepwater ports

  • Drives GA’s economy

  • Located in Savannah and Brunswick

  • Ports open up the state for trade and commerce with the world

  • Savannah has 2 terminals; Brunswick has 3

  • Terminal: is a freight station where a ship can be loaded/unloaded

  • Two additional terminals: Bainbridge Inland Barge and Columbus Inland Barge



Question 1
Question 1

  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is

  • Home to three busy runways

  • Named after a former governor of GA

  • The state’s largest employer

  • An airport for passengers, not cargo


Question 2
Question 2

2. Georgia’s interstate highway system was built to

  • Help move the military through the state

  • Bring tourism to the state

  • Move goods through the state

  • Make it the state’s transportation leader


Question 3
Question 3

3. Airplane traffic through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

  • Is for human passengers, not cargo

  • Goes to every continent in the world

  • Has been slowing in the past ten years

  • Numbers more than 1,000 planes daily


Question 4
Question 4

4. Georgia’s deepwater ports

  • Might close because air traffic is more important

  • Open the state for trade with the world

  • Are only for goods coming into the state, not leaving

  • Are mainly for automobiles


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