Began when South Vietnam Communists attacked the government forces of South Vietnam.
State Flag in 1956
Protests of the desegregation of Brown vs. Board of Education in 1954, Georgia changed it's state flag in 1956 to include the confederate battle flag. It was also changed as a tribute to southern heritage. It has changed twice since 1956.
During the 70s, Georgia's economy was based on manufacturing and services instead of farming. Many people lived within 60 miles of Atlanta. Today, the Hispanic population is rising in Georgia. Georgia has one of the best highway systems due to the large amount of interstate highways. Georgia's population keeps rising today due to the good climate, low cost of living, and job availability. The military bases in Georgia also help the economy by providing jobs and the spending locally.
A long period of economic decline.
When prices and interest rates rapidly rise.
When none of the candidates receive a majority of votes. You must have an election between the two candidates that received the highest amount of votes.
Georgia has ranked below the national average compared to other states in the areas of income and education.
In October 1973, an Arab embargo on oil made gas prices rise sharply. This withholding of Arab oil was a reaction of the United States support of Israel during that country's conflict with Arab nations. This oil embargo hurt our national economy by causing inflation. Later in the 1970's, many people were moving from Northern states to Georgia and other southern states because of warmer climate, jobs, and cheaper costs.
Republicans in Georgia
Before the 1980's, Georgia generally voted Democratic to the point that Republicans rarely even ran for most offices, much less won an election. Since then, more and more Republican candidates have won making Georgia a two-party state.
1996 Summer Olympics
Resulted in many sports venues and a park all still in use today.
World Trade Center Attack
Occurred in New York on 9/11/2001.
A segregationist that appointed more blacks to boards and commissions than all of the previous governors combined. He was governor from 1967-1971.
Governor from 1971-1975. As governor, he reduced departments, commissions, and agencies from 250 to 30 which helped modernized state government and saved money and improved services. He is the only Georgian to become president of the United States. He was president from 1976-1980. During his campaign, he pledged honesty in government. His supporters were known as the Peanut Brigade since his family in Plains grew peanuts. As president, he was known for emphasizing peace and human rights. He won praise for working out a peace agreement between Israel and Egypt, for which we won a Nobel Peace prize (remember Martin Luther King, Jr. also won one). Problems in his administration included the Arab oil embargo, high interest rates, and American hostages taken at the American embassy in Iran.
Governor from 1975-1983. He was known for his support of education (including state-funded kindergarten) and the new state constitution. During his term, an amendment was passed which allowed a governor to serve two successive terms.
Joe Frank Harris
Governor from 1983-1991. He stressed economic development and created QBE (Quality Basic Education). Under QBE, statewide standards (core curriculum) applied to every Georgia school system.
Governor from 1991-1999. He later became a U.S. senator. His style was more activist and aggressive. He gave strong support to start a lottery with the proceeds going to help education. The HOPE scholarship was formed a few years after the lottery started.
Governor from 1999-2003.
Served from 2003-2011. He was the first Republican governor of Georgia since reconstruction.
From Gainesville, is the current governor and he came into office in 2011.
Was a U.S. senator from 1972-1996 and was chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee. He was from Perry, Georgia.
Was a Georgian who served as the U.S. Secretary of State under presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
Was a Georgian who served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1995. He no longer lives in Georgia and is currently running for president of the United States.