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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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