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Sabrina Bernuy

on 21 May 2013

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Transcript of Georgia-ABC's

By:Sabrina Bernuy A is for Andersonville The ABC's of Georgia's History The Andersonville National Historic Site was a Confederate prisoner-of-war or POW camp during the American Civil War. It is located in southwest Georgia, near Andersonville, Georgia. Andersonville was a horrible place to be in. The conditions of the place were terrible as they had barely any food or water. They stole and fought for food and a good place to sleep. It was very small with only enough people that could fill the entire camp area. Many prisoners tried to escape but if and when they did, they would get shot even if they just step over the line. B is for Boll Weevil The boll weevil originated from Mexico and traveled through Texas, and into other southern states in the 1890s. They can best be described as a beetle that has a long snout and is small and grayish. It destroyed many cotton crops which was the primary source of income for many Georgia farmers. C is for Coastal Plain Region The Coastal Plain Region is located in the southern half of Georgia. This is where we get most of our plantation crops and our supply of water. We also receive peanuts and cotton. It is mostly a flat and sandy area with gently rolling hills. Live Oak trees and many wild animals live there such as: armadillos, deer, wild boar, and rattlesnakes. D is for Dahlonega Gold Rush The Dahlonega Gold Rush was where gold was discovered in the summer of 1829. E is for Eugene Talmadge Known as Georgia's 55th governor, Eugene Talmadge was born in Forsyth, Georgia on September 23, 1884. He was a true Georgian; he graduated from the University of Georgia in 1907. Although he ran for the U.S. senate in 1936 and 1938, his plan was unsuccessful. On the other hand, he did win the 1932 Democratic gubernatorial nomination and was elected Governor of Georgia. F is for Fall Line The Fall line of Georgia falls right in the middle of the state. It is Georgia's natural boundary that is between the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions. It is also the point at which lands, hilly or mountainous, meet the Coastal Plain. It runs from Columbus through Macon and Augusta. Cities that are located on the Fall Line are The ABC's of Georgia's History By:Sabrina Bernuy G is for Grandfather Clause The grandfather Clause stated that only those men whose fathers or grandfathers had been eligible to vote in 1867.Because few african americans were able to vote in 1867 the grandfather clause kept most of Georgia's African Americans from voting. H is for Hartsfield-Jackson international Airport Hartfield airport is considered the largest employement center in the state of georgia. Theres about 55,300 airlines, ground trasportation. This airport is the busiest airport in the world. It is the headquarters for deltta airlines, over 86 million people a year passed through this airport. I is for interstate highways Georiga has 1,200 miles of intersate highways,17,800 miles of state higways, 87,000 mioles of paved cities and countries, roads, and 5,400 miles of railroad tracks. It helped exopand transportation so people would get their materials faster. J is for Jackson Maynard Jackson earneed a B.A degree. He then graduated from North Carolina Central University Law School in 1964. He established a bureau of cultural Affairs in 1975 and provided financial support to the art programs. K is for Ku Klux Klan L is for Land Lottery The land lottery is located west of the Oconee River. Georgia surveyed land, lots of sizes. For a sdmall amount, any white male 21 of age or older could buy a chance to win some land. The Klan was called one of the several secrets organizations that tried to keep freedom from exercising their new civil rights. In 1967, Maddox became governor of Georgia. Maddox became famous for closing and not desegregating his restaurant. He named the first black member of the board of pardons and paroles. N is for nineteenth amendment It gave women the right to vote. After one year the group had grown to over 2,000 members. Later 36 states rattified the nineteenth amendment to become a law. O is for Okenfenokee Swamp It is one of the major features of the outer coastal plain. It's 681 square miles long. The swamp is the largest in North America and is also a fresh-water wetland. P is for Pearl Harbor Pearl Harbor has one bridge and that bridge is the admiral clayey fleet. It is the headquarter of the United States Pacific Fleet. Q is for Quartering Act Before the Froissart Quartering Act, british people were forced, housed, and seized private dwell during the french and indian war. R is for Richard B. Russel S is for Supreme Court Known as the highest court in the state of Georgia, the supreme court reviews decisions made by the state's lower trial courts in civil and criminal cases.There are many more Associate Justices than there are chief justices. Our current chief justice is named Carol W. Hunstein. T is for Tomochichi Tomochichi was the head chief of the4 Yamacraw Indians and the town. M is for Maddox Lester U is for University of Georgia The University of Georgia is the best university in the world!
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