Unit 8 & 9 : H9 & H10 WWII - Post War Development
Terms in this set (11)
allowed the US to send weapons and supplies to Allies without involving troops in the war
an attack on the Hawaiin naval base by Japan; caused the US to enter WWII
an important contribution made by Georgia to the WWII effort; helped the Georgia economy
Bell Bomber Plant
built b-29 bombers in Marietta, GA. Employed many women. Provided jobs and helped the Georgia economy
Savannah and Brunswick Shipyards
two deep water ports that built liberty ships for the war and provided jobs and helped georgia's economy
Richard B. Russell
helped bring military bases to Georgia in the 20s and 30s; was a governor and US senator; most proud of his national lunch program
US representative who helped build the US Navy and used Georgia's shipyards to do so; known as the "father of the two ocean navy"
William B. Hartsfield
Atlanta mayor who expanded the city by developing the interstate system and the international airport; called Atlanta the "city too busy to hate"
Ivan Allen Jr.
Atlanta mayor known for bringing 3 professional sports teams to the city, bringing attention and money to Atlanta; also responsible for developing MARTA and integrating city hall.
primary elections when only whites could vote; created a situation where African Americans had little to no say in politics between 1900 and 1946; the U.S. Supreme Court had to step in (King v. Chapman) and rule the system unconstitutional
1946 Governor's race
a governor race between Ellis Arnall and Eugene Talmadge; E. Talmadge won, and then died a month later before taking office. the GA constitution was unclear what was supposed to happen next, so 3 men claimed the office: Arnall (because he was the "runner up"), son Herman Talmadge (because he won the "write in"), and Melvin Thompson (because he was Lt. Gov.). The Georgia Supreme Court had to intervene and chose Thompson has the interim governor.