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Machine invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 that quickly remove seeds from the cotton fibers
Head right system
Land allocation approach that provided the head of a family up to 200 acres free land in the Georgia front tier
Land allocation approach that gave the average Georgian a chance to buy land at pennies on the dollar
Georgia's third capital from 1796-1806; selected as Capital due to westward movement in the state
One of the major technological advances in the 19th century. Georgia was one of the leaders in railroad development in the 1830s and many of Georgia's town in cities were established due to the railroad.
University of Georgia
The first state sponsored public university in the United States; Founded in 1785
(1795)-Georgia act signed by Georgia governor George Matthews that transferred 35 million acres of land in present day Alabama to four land companies for one cent per acre
Yazoo Land Fraud
An event where the land companies bribed the members of the Georgia General Assembly to sell land for pennies on the dollar
Acronym for the order of capitals in Georgia - Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, Atlanta
The first capital of Georgia; founded in 1733 by James Oglethorpe.
Second capital of Georgia, 1785-1796
It was the Fourth capital of Georgia from 1807 to 1868, notably during the American Civil War.
The fifth and current capital of Georgia. Industrial center of the South
The plant that produces fibers from which many textiles are woven. Georgia became the world's leading producer in the 1800's
Atlanta's second name, 1843
- Atlanta's first name - the end of a railroad line.
Creek Chief who signed the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1825, which gave all remaining Creek lands in Georgia to the federal government. He was killed by his people for breaking Native American law.
missionary to the cherokee who brought their case to supreme court
Worcester v. Georgia
The court ruled that the Cherokee nation was a distinct community in which the laws of Georgia had no force
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians who tried to use legal means to fight against removal
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who fought in favor of the Cherokee
7th President of the United States, wrote the Indian Removal act, and worked to stop the nullification crisis
Trail of Tears
The Cherokee Indians were forced to leave their lands. They traveled from North Carolina and Georgia through Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Arkansas-more than 800 miles (1,287 km)-to the Indian Territory. More than 4, 00 Cherokees died of cold, disease, and lack of food during the 116-day journey.
Dahlonega Gold Rush
Site of America's first gold rush in 1828; discovery of gold in the area was a factor in the Cherokee removal.