What are the interstate systems of GA?
75, 85, 95, 20
What was the main weakness in the Articles of Confederation?
The document was not easily amended by the states. It gave all the power to the states- none to the National Government. There were no seperation of powers.
What did Abraham Baldwin's tying vote at the Constitutional Convention cause?
Set into motion the events leading to the Great Compromise. The Great Compromise= bicameral legislature- House of Representatives (population) and the Senate (equal per state)
Why was the Yazoo land fraud considered to be the worst political scandal in GA history?
Land speculators bribed members of GA's state legislature, the General Assembly, to sell them public land for extrememly low prices.
How did GA respond to the
Compromise of 1850?
GA's governor called for a state convention to discuss the Compromise of 1850 and succession- GA Platform
Why did Southern States secede after Lincoln's election in 1860?
Southerners feared Lincoln would-
1. Declare slaver y illegal
2. Increase National authority over States' rights
3. Not allow slavery in the Western Territories
How did the Freedman's Bureau help former slaves?
Set up schools and churches, issued food and clothing, and provided assistance to help start new lives
How did GA politicians disenfranchise blacks?
Poll Taxes, Literacy Tests, Grandfather Clause, Property Requirements, White Primary
Who were the members of the Bourbon Triumvirate?
John Gordon, Joe Brown, and Alfred Colquitt
What were the four main causes of the Great Depression?
Laiezze Fair Policy of government
Questionable banking and business practices
Stock Market Crash of 1929
What was the New Deal?
Economic recovery programs to help the country recover from the Great Depression. Relief, Recovery, Reform
The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC) protested what?
Jim Crow laws and segregation
What was the goal of the SCLC?
To end segregation by using nonviolent methods to protest mistreatment of African Americans
What were all the positions and jobs held by Andrew Young?
First black Congressman from GA in the 20th century
U.S Ambassador to the United Nations
Top aide to MLK
How did GA schools change while Lester Maddox was governor?
The schools were integrated as ordered by Brown V. Board of Education
What happens to taxes when more services are demanded by citizens?
Taxes will increase to pay for those services
What types of services are provided at the county level?
Fire protection, police protection, public utilities, public transportation, public health services, record keeping, parks and recreation
What are examples of local governments?
CIty governments, county governments, special districts
What are ordinances?
City or county laws
What are resolutions?
A statement by a city or governent that declares a position on a topic
Describe what it is meant by a court's jurisdiction
The power or authority of a court to hear and settle particular kinds of disputes and other legal matters
What is a status offense?
Any act that a juvenile commits that would not be a crime if it were committed by an adult