South Vietnamese Communists attacked the government forces of South Vietnam.
How did the Vietnam War begin?
Georgia changed its state flag in 1956.
To protest desegregation of Brown vs. Board of Education of 1954, Georgia changed its what? when?
A confederate battle flag
What was the flag changed to?
As a tribute to southern heritage.
What other reason, besides the desegregation in Georgia, was the flag changed for?
How many more times was it changed since then?
Manufacturing and services instead of farming
During the 1970's, Georgia's economy was based on what? instead of what?
Most of Georgia's population lived in what kind of areas?
60 miles of Atlanta
Most of the population of Georgia can be found within?
Today, the fastest growing part of Georgia's population is?
Several interstate highways
Georgia's highway system is one of the best in the South due to having?
Good Climate, low cost of living, and job availability
The population was still growing in the 1990's due to what three things?
Georgia's military bases
What also helped the economy by providing jobs and spending money locally?
A ______ is a long period of economic decline.
______ is when you have rapidly rising prices and interest rates.
When no candidate receives a majority of votes, you must have a ______ ______ between the two candidates who receive the most votes.
Below, Income, Education
As a general rule, Georgia has ranked ______ the national average compared to other states in the areas of ______ and ______.
An Arab embargo on oil
In October 1973, what made gas prices rise sharply?
The United States support of Israel during a conflict against other Arab nations
What was the Arab embargo a reaction of?
This oil embargo hurt our national economy by causing ______.
Warmer climate, more jobs, and cheaper costs.
Later in the 1970's, many people were moving from Northern states to Georgia because of its (three things).
What was the nickname of the area in the southeast of the US?
Before the 1980's, Georgia generally voted ______ to the point that ______ rarely even ran for most offices, much less won an election.
This is just a stupid fact that was on the study guide...
The 1996 Summer Olympics in Georgia resulted in many sports venues and a park all still in use today.
Another stupid fact. Except this one is completely obvious.
The attack of the World Trade Center occurred in New York on 9/11/2001.
______ was a segregationist, he appointed more blacks to boards and commissions than all of the previous governors combined.
Lester Maddox was governor from when to when?
Jimmy Carter was governor from when to when?
It helped modernize state government, save money, and improve services.
As governor, Jimmy Carter reduced departments, commissions, and agencies from 250 to 30 which did what?
President of the United States
Jimmy Carter is the only Georgian to become what?
Jimmy Carter was president from when to when?
The Peanut Brigade because his family grew peanuts.
Jimmy Carter's supporters were known as the what? why?
Peace and Human rights
As president, Jimmy Carter was known for emphasizing what?
Israel and Egypt, for which we won a Nobel Peace prize.
Jimmy Carter won praise for working out a peace agreement between which two countries?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Who else won a Nobel Prize except Jimmy Carter?
The Arab oil embargo, high interest rates, and American hostages taken at the American embassy in Iran.
Problems in his administration included what three things?
George Busbee was governor from when to when?
Education, new state constitution
George Busbee was known for his support of ______ and the ______
Serve two terms
During George Busbee's term, an amendment was passed which allowed a governor to do what?
Joe Frank Harris was governor from when to when?
Economic Development and created the QBE (Quality Basic Education).
Joe Frank Harris stressed what and created what?
It applied a statewide standard to every Georgia school system.
What is the QBE?
Zell Miller was governor from when to when?
Zell Miller later became a what?
Activist and Aggressive
Zell Miller's style was more of a what?
Zell Miller gave strong support to start a _____ with the proceeds going to help education.
The HOPE Scholarship
What was formed a few years after the lottery started?
Roy Barnes was governor from when to when?
Sonny Perdue was governor from when to when?
Sonny Perdue was the first ______ governor of Georgia since reconstruction.
Who is our current governor?
Sam Nunn was a U.S. senator from when to when?
Senate State Armed Services Commitee
Sam Nunn was chairman of the powerful
Sam Nunn was from where?
US senator, Kennedy and Johnson
Dean Rusk was a Georgian who served as a what? Under which Presidents?
US speaker of the House of Representatives in 1995
Newt Gingrich was a Georgian who served as a what? in what year?
President of the United States
Newt Gingrich no longer lives in Georgia and is currently running for what?