Introduction Have you ever wanted to explore and find out new things about a different state? Well, in this informational passage, you will find out about different places and resources. You will also find out a lot about history, geography, and some strange state facts that you never knew. You’ll also get to know a few names of famous people that were born in Georgia. So, let’s get started and explore this wonderful state! History In 1732, James Oglethorpe founded the 13th colony. Can you guess which state the colony became? That’s correct, he founded what we know today as Georgia! Georgia was originally founded to hold prisoners that didn’t have room in the prisons of Great Britain, where Oglethorpe came from. The …show more content…
It is 300 miles long and 230 miles wide. It is bordered by Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Alabama. Georgia’s mean elevation is 600 feet above sea level. The longitude is 81 to 85W, and its latitude is 30N to 35TD. Some major rivers in Georgia include the Chattahoochee River, the Savannah River, and the Suwannee River. A few land features around Georgia are the Atlantic coastal plains which stretch from Massachusetts to the Florida Peninsula, then around the Gulf of Mexico, the Piedmont, which has a hilly landscape in the north, but if you travel southeast, the hills begin rolling near 400 feet below sea level, and the Blue Ridge Mountains that “Rise at 2,000 to 5,000 feet above sea level,” according to “The Geography of Georgia.” Georgia’s climates range from about -17 degrees (the lowest it’s ever been) to 112 degrees (the highest it’s ever been) as of 1953. The average temperatures are about 32.6 degrees (lowest) and 92.2 degrees (highest.) Some natural resources in Georgia are peaches and peanuts. Georgia is the famous peach state not because of how many peaches it sells, nut because of the plethora of types of peaches they sell. Demographics Ordinarily, America is a diverse country, so it makes sense that its states would have many different races and religions. 59% of the population in Georgia are white people and 30% are black or African American. 8% are Hispanic and Latino, and
Situated right at the heart of the Chattahoochee Valley, along the banks of the Chattahoochee River, the charming city of Columbus Georgia is home to roughly two-hundred-thousand of the half-million residents of the combined Columbus-Auburn-Opelika metro area. As the second largest city in Georgia (on its own) and a much larger city
The civil rights movement was a time of great upheaval and change for the entire United States, but it was especially so in the South. The civil rights movement in the American South was one of the most triumphant and noteworthy social movements in the modern world. The civil rights movement was an enduring effort by Black Americans to obtain basic human and civil rights in the United States. Black Georgians formed part of this Southern movement for civil rights and the wider national struggle for racial equality. From Atlanta to Albany to the most rural counties in Georgia, black activists, and their white allies, protested white supremacy in a myriad of ways
In this paper I will inform you with a few of these events and topics such as the Civil war, slavery, as well as facts of the state. I hope my readers walk away with a new respect and outlook of Mississippi and learn how the past can affect the future, as well as the beauty.
Talking about charity, Georgia helped many people get a new life on it’s land. Georgia was roamed by many people from all over the world. People like Christopher Columbus and James Oglethorpe, helped Georgia be the best Colony it can be. Some Jews gave out some support to Oglethorpe’s
Was the Georgia colony a success or failure? While the colony of Georgia was successful in defense however; charity and economy were a disappointment. In 1732 King George 2 granted a charter by giving named trustees permission to establish the Georgia Colony. Until 1752 the Georgia Colony had seen both dark and light moments; some of which include the construction of the settlement, the establishment of Fort Frederica, as well as declaring war on Spain. The corporation was made to be a charitable body, so none of the trustees could receive or buy land of their own. Also Because of the small amount of land everyone on the new settlement received there were several complaints about going into poverty and not having enough slaves or workers to help establish the colony. James Oglethorpe and 20 other trustees finally decided that they would do whatever it took to make the colony a utopian city.
Written by James C. Cobb, a distinguished history professor at the University of Georgia named B. Phinizy Spalding, Georgia Odyssey is a revolutionary book covering the state of Georgia from its humble beginnings as a colony in 1732 to the beginning of a new millennium in 2000. The book discusses James Oglethorpe’s original intentions for the colony, then through the ugly side beginning in 1751, when slaves were permitted into the colony. Slavery directly impacted the ever developing definition of American freedom, which is what Cobb conveys throughout the entire book. Personally, I had not given much thought to the reason of Georgia’s success as a state was because of the phenomenon of slavery.
Unlike the other colonies that England settled, Georgia was the only one ever founded thru Charity. According to author Kenneth Coleman who wrote Georgia History in Outline, “the
Next, he adds, “The Georgia low country had such a long and deep agricultural history…” (Stewart xvii). In school, teachers do not go into much detail regarding the agricultural history of coastal Georgia. It is often overlooked, even though it is one of the main reasons that Georgia was settled and a large part of Georgia’s history.
Georgia’s governor which is Nathan Deal is in the executive leadership in Georgia, as for the president of these United States he is the Executive Chief of all the states including Georgia. The Governor of Georgia does not have a cabinet, but our president of the United States does have a cabinet. Georgia’s governor is considered weak compared to the other governors nationally (Chitwood notes). The governor of the United States can serve two four year terms whereas the president of the United States serve eight years in office. Like the president the governor of Georgia is responsible for submitting a yearly budget. However, the governor does have the power to appoint members to eight boards and commissions.
A man of the name James Oglethorpe that lived in Britain wanted to start a new life in the New World with a few other people due to a lack of jobs and poverty. James went to the king of Britain, King George II, so he could get permission to venture to America. James and King George II eventually made a deal that James would have to claim land for Britain in America. Later, Georgia was named after the
One of the most important events that had occurred in the state of Georgia that would forever shape its history begun shortly after the American Revolution. When the cotton gin was invented, Georgia’s economy had transformed into a cotton and tobacco based plantation economy. In order to keep with the demands of the economy and citizens, Georgia had adopted the Headright System. The Headright System granted every head of household large acreages of land, which would quickly replace the small farms in Georgia. Then in 1783, the Treaty of Paris had formally ended the American Revolution. Although the war had ended, the nation was still troubled with various issues. The state of Georgia would see shortly after the Revolutionary War that although the Treaty of Paris had given the Floridian territory back to Spain, they were to be left to settle an international dispute once Spain asserted their ownership of land east of the Mississippi and north of the Yazoo River. Georgian’s who were eager to purchase the large amounts of land found west of the Mississippi to either begin plantations or to sell lands to planters. This would soon cause the climax of much trouble in Georgia when state legislators and land companies would work together to essentially set the prices to sell the land in what would be known as the “Yazoo Sale” scandal, which would indirectly result in the Trail of Tears. The most important themes and trends in Georgia’s history from the end of the American
The history of Georgia and its reflection on the state impacts the health and well-being of its communities today as it relates to cultures and institutions. The population of African Americans is higher in Georgia than in the United States because of the transatlantic slave trade, which brought an abundance of African Americans to the state by force. The history of slavery still impacts African Americans today and causes many health disparities that can be seen around the world not only in Georgia. The obvious and tragic impact of health
The founding of Georgia started with a man named James Oglethorpe who was a member of parliament and work in the reforming business. In 1730 James went to the King of England at that time and requested a royal charter for a new colony (). Also, James specified that the name of the colony would name Georgia to represent the King. After high consideration, the King granted and created the Trustees who will govern the new colony.
Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe for relief for poor English in 1732. Was named after King George II of England.Original name of Georgia was the Province of Georgia, later Georgia. Georgia was the last to be established, 50 years after the other 12 of the English colonies in America. The British government allowed the charter to establish the Georgia Colony in an effort to help protect the South Carolina Colony from invasions of the French in Louisiana and the Spanish in Florida. The only religion not welcome in the Georgia Colony was the Roman Catholic religion. As James Oglethorpe served as the Georgia Colony’s governor for 12 years which slavery and alcohol were banned. The Georgia Colony’s major city was Savannah.
The state of Georgia earned the nickname "The Empire State of the South" in the antebellum period largely because of its textile industry. From 1840 until 1890 the state consistently led the South in textile production,