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Bellringers. When was the University of Georgia established? Who approved its charter? Identify Georgia’s 5 state capitals in order. What was wrong with Louisville being Georgia’s capital? Why was Atlanta a better choice? Who founded the Methodist church? . Land Policies in Georgia.

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Bellringers
Bellringers

  • When was the University of Georgia established?

  • Who approved its charter?

  • Identify Georgia’s 5 state capitals in order.

  • What was wrong with Louisville being Georgia’s capital?

  • Why was Atlanta a better choice?

  • Who founded the Methodist church?


Land policies in georgia

Land Policies in Georgia

The Headright System, Land Lotteries, and the Yazoo Land Fraud


Today s agenda
Today’s Agenda

Open: ~ BrainPop Video

Work ~ Read-Aloud and Discussion

Session: ~ Interactive PowerPoint Notes

~ Video Logs

Close: ~ Answer Essential Question


Element
Element

Standard

SS8H5 The student will explain significant factors that affected the development of Georgia as part of the growth of the United States between 1789 and 1840.

b. Evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia; include the Headright System, land lotteries, and the Yazoo Land Fraud.


Essential question
Essential Question

What are the differences between the Headright System and the land lottery system of land distribution and how did each impacted the growth of Georgia?

What was the Yazoo Land Fraud and how did it change Georgia’s boundaries?


Westward expansion
Westward Expansion

Video Logs

Record at least 2 facts to share with the class.

BrainPop Video: Westward Expansion


Textbook read aloud
Textbook Read-Aloud

Use textbook pages 177-178 to answer questions 1-8 on your notes sheet.

You may answer questions on your own paper or on the back of your note sheet.


Georgia has land to give away
Georgia Has Land To Give Away

  • After the American Revolution, Georgia gained a large amount of

    land from the Native

    Americans who had

    sided with the British

  • This land stretched all

    the way to the Mississippi River

  • The question was, “How should the state of Georgia distribute this land to the people?”


1 headright system
(1) Headright System

Non-Soldiers:

  • “Heads” of households had the

    “right” to free land

  • White men over 21 years old could receive up to 200 acres of land

  • White men who had families or slaves received even more land (up to 1,000 acres)

  • Headright System ended when there were too many claimants and not enough land to offer


Soldiers:

  • Georgia gave thousands

    of acres of land to

    soldiers who had

    fought for independence

    in the American

    Revolution

  • Austin Dabney is one

    example of a soldier

    receiving free land after the Revolution


2 yazoo act 1795
(2) Yazoo Act (1795)

  • Named after a river in present day Mississippi

  • Georgia sold land that would become Alabama and Mississippi to four land companies for $500,000 (1 ½ cents per acre)

  • Soon it was discovered that these companies had bribed (paid) members of the General Assembly to sell them the land

  • Land companies sold the land to citizens for much higher prices

  • Georgia citizens were outraged but the state did nothing

  • Ga. U.S. senator James Jackson resigned and returned to the state. He and his political allies nullified the Yazoo Act


Yazoo land fraud
Yazoo Land Fraud

  • 1802: Georgia and the U.S.

    government made a deal:

  • Georgia would give up

    the land involved with

    the Yazoo Land Act for

    1.2 million dollars

    (2) U.S. government promised to remove the

    Creek Indians from Georgia

James Jackson burns the Yazoo Land Act in Milledgeville


3 land lottery system
(3) Land Lottery System

  • Georgia had 8 land lotteries between 1805 and 1833

  • Citizens submitted their name and purchased a ticket from the state

  • Names were placed in one

    drum and numbered land

    lots were placed in another

  • Participants could have their

    name placed in the drum more

    than once depending on their

    age, marital status, if they had children, and war service

  • Land lotteries gave ¾ of Georgia’s land to 100,000 families



Yazoo land fraud1
Yazoo Land Fraud

Video Log

Record at least 1 fact to share with the class.

Goanimate.com Video


Essential question1
Essential Question

Answer each question under your video log.

What are the differences between the Headright System and the land lottery system of land distribution and how did each impact the growth of Georgia?

What was the Yazoo Land Fraud and how did it change Georgia’s boundaries?


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