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Georgia History Essay

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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
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