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Unit 5: Westward Expansion
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Yazoo Land Fraud
an event where land companies bribed members of the Georgia General Assembly to sell land for pennies on the dollar
Yazoo Land Act 1795
Georgia act signed by Georgia Governor George Mathews that transferred 35 million acres of land in present day Alabama to four land companies for $500,000; this led to the Yazoo Land Fraud.
land allocation approach that gave the average Georgian a chance to buy land at pennies on the dollar.
Creek chief who illegally signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs; was murdered by his tribesmen for selling the Creek land without their consent. (1778-1825)
the most populous tribe in the state of Georgia that held the largest amount of land. Became a major trading partner w/ the colony
Dahlonega Gold Rush
sped the removal of the Cherokee from north Georgia. site of America's first gold rush in 1828
Worcester vs. Georgia
landmark court cased that should have protected the Cherokee from removal by declaring that the Cherokee nation was sovereign; the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Cherokee.
was the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation; mixed heritage; successful businessman, fought Indian Removal until 1838; made it to Oklahoma but his wife died.
judge that ruled in favor of the Cherokee Nation & missionaries not being removed; he condemned Georgia for its actions.
President that was unwilling to uphold Worcester vs. Georgia decision and forced Indian removal
Trail of Tears
The forced movement of Cherokees in 1838 to Oklahoma; over 4,000 died on this march.
land allocation approach that provided the head of a family up to 200 acres of free land in the Georgia frontier.
University of Georgia
approved by Georgia's General Assembly charter in January 1785 making it the first state created school of higher education in the United States.
A state's refusal to recognize an act of Congress that it considers unconstitutional;
An action by a state that cancels a federal law to which the state objects
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Unit 1: Georgia's Beginnings
Unit 2: Georgia's Colonization
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