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Benchmark Test Review: GA Studies
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North West, North America
In what hemisphere and continent is Georgia located?
What region of the US is Georgia located?
What is the natural border that separates the Coastal and Piedmont?
Which region get the most rainfall?
Which region has the most people?
Describe the Coastal Plain Region.
known for its flatlands, marshes and swamps. One of the best-known wetlands in the United States - the Okefenokee Swamp - is located in this region of Georgia. This area covers the southern and southeastern half of Georgia. It is the largest region of Georgia.
Why did many early Georgia settlements want to settle along the fall line?
Mississippian mounds were mainly used for what?
Wattle and Daub
Mississippian homes built with mud/clay and sticks
Mississippian Indians organized themselves into?
First settlement in Georgia
Convert Native Americans to the Catholic faith
Defense, Philanthropy, Economics
What are reasons for Oglethorpe to settle Georgia?
Provide defense for South Carolina
Why was Georgia called a "Buffer Colony"?
Taught Oglethorpe about the land
What role did Tomochichi play in the settlement of Georgia?
Translator between Tomochichi and Oglethorpe
What role did Mary Musgrove play in the settlement of Georgia?
What job were the Highland Scots given?
Why were the Jewish allowed in the Georgian colony?
Royal colony is ruled by the King of England
What is the difference between a Trustee Colony and a Royal Colony?
Proclamation of 1765
How did the French Indian War lead to the American Revolution?
It forbade all settlement west of a line drawn along the Appalachian Mountains
Describe the Proclamation of 1763.
Button Gwinnett, George Walton, Lyman Hall
Who signed the Declaration of Independence from Georgia?
Purpose of the Declaration of Independence
Written to justify the American Revolution and establish a system of government based on God given natural rights
First Loyalist loss in GA.
Describe the outcome of Kettle Creek?
British captured the city and gained control for three years.
What was the result of the Siege of Savannah?
Weakness of the Articles of Confederation
Weak central government, no common currency, no national military, no executive branch, no national courts, one vote per state, unanimous vote to change a law.
Articles of Confederation
The first written plan for government was the ____________
Who had the most power under the Articles?
What Creek leader was killed for signing away the last of the Creek land?
Indian Removal Act
Signed into law by President Andrew Jackson on May 28, 1830, authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.
What invention had the greatest impact on the economy in the early 1800s?
Dred Scott case
Dred Scott, a slave who had lived in the free state of Illinois and the free territory of Wisconsin before moving back to the slave state of Missouri, had appealed to the Supreme Court in hopes of being granted his freedom. Supreme Court determined that slaves were not citizens of the U.S., and he did not have the right to sue.
Why are State's Rights a cause of the Civil War?
It was the struggle between the federal government and individual states over political power, and the right to own slaves.
Election of 1860
What was the final straw before the South seceded?
stated that all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free.
Battle of Chickamauga
2nd bloodiest battle during the Civil War.
Major manufacturing/railroad hub of the south
Why did Sherman go after Atlanta?
What did Sherman and his troops do to Georgia on their way to Savannah?
Why was it important that the south kept ports open during the Civil War?
What are the main differences between sharecroppers and tenant farmers?
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