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Georgia Geography

  • Fall Line
  • 12 Parishes
  • Original 8 Counties
  • 161 Counties
  • 16 Constitutional Counties
  • Peach County
  • "Bigger and Better Counties" Movement
  • Milton County
  • Campbell County
  • 159 Counties
  • Land Bounties
  • Georgia Land Lottery
  • State Capital
  • Savannah
  • Louisville
  • Augusta
  • Masters Golf Tournament
  • Milledgeville
  • Atlanta
  • Macon
  • Columbus
  • Wiregrass
  • Piedmont
  • Appalachian Mountains

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Colonial Georgia

  • Hernando de Soto
  • Lucas Vásquez de Ayllón
  • Guale
  • Bloody Marsh
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Margravate of Azilia
  • James Oglethorpe
  • Tomochichi
  • Savannah
  • Sir John Percival
  • Darien
  • Scottish Highlanders
  • Georgia Moravians
  • Salzburgers
  • Ebenezer
  • Georgia Trustees
  • Silk
  • Indigo
  • James Wright
  • Muskogee Indians
  • Lachlan McGillivray
  • Deerskin Trade
  • Georgia Malcontents

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Revolutionary Georgia

  • Common's House Meeting 1765
  • Tondee's Tavern Meeting 1774
  • Button Gwinnett
  • Lyman Hall
  • George Walton
  • Lachlan McIntosh
  • Unicameral Legislature
  • Georgia Revolutionary Council of Safety
  • Noble W. Jones
  • Thomas Brown
  • Battle of Kettle Creek
  • Elijah Clarke
  • Battle of Briar Creek
  • Siege of Savannah

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Early Republic Georgia

  • William Few Jr.
  • Abraham Baldwin
  • Oconee War
  • Transoconee Republic
  • University of Georgia charter
  • Chisholm v. Georgia
  • Yazoo Land Fraud
  • Fletcher v. Peck
  • Worcester v. Georgia
  • Gray v. Sanders
  • New Echota
  • Cohutta
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Patriot War
  • First Seminole War
  • Negro Fort
  • William McIntosh
  • Red Stick Creek Indians
  • Lower Creek
  • Second Seminole War
  • Treaty of Indian Springs
  • Creek Nation
  • Treaty of Hopewell
  • Third Seminole War
  • Treaty of New Echota

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Antebellum Georgia

  • Chief James Vann
  • Hightower Trail
  • Federal Road
  • Sequoyah
  • George Tassles
  • Cherokee Nation v. Georgia
  • Chief Vann
  • John Ross
  • Elias Boudinot
  • Cherokee Phoenix
  • John Ridge
  • Major Ridge
  • Georgia Gold Rush
  • Dahlonega
  • Trail of Tears
  • Winfield Scott
  • Western and Atlantic Railroad
  • Georgia Railroad and Banking Company
  • Central Railway of Georgia
  • Steamship Savannah 1819
  • George Troup
  • Wilson Lumpkin
  • William H. Crawford
  • John Forsyth
  • John M. Berrien
  • Jesse Mercer
  • Hope Hull
  • Augustin S. Clayton
  • Charles Jones Jenkins
  • Howell Cobb
  • Alexander H. Stephens
  • Robert Toombs
  • Georgia Platform 1850
  • Dr. Crawford Long
  • anesthesia
  • State Lunatic Asylum
  • Central State Hospital
  • Augustus B. Longstreet
  • Georgia Scenes
  • Ellen and William Croft

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Civil War and Reconstruction Georgia

  • Joseph Brown
  • Georgia Secession convention
  • Georgia Unionists
  • Battle of Chickamauga
  • Kennesaw Mountain
  • Atlanta Campaign
  • March to the Sea
  • Fort Pulaski
  • CSS Jackson
  • Andrews Raid
  • "Texas" and "General"
  • Andersonville Prison Camp
  • 21st U.S. Colored Infantry
  • 44th U.S. Colored Infantry
  • Food and Thread Riots
  • Cyrena Stone
  • Deportation of Roswell Operatives
  • Special Field Order 15
  • Third Military District
  • General John Pope
  • Reconstruction Constitution
  • General George Meade
  • American Missionary Association
  • Jubilee
  • John Emory Bryant
  • Rufus Bulloch
  • Tunis Campbell
  • Jefferson Franklin Long
  • the Union League
  • Conservative Party
  • Camilla Massacre
  • Bourbon Democrats
  • Independent Democrat
  • Bourbon Triumvirate
  • John B. Gordon
  • Alfred H. Colquitt
  • Convict Lease System

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New South Georgia

  • Henry Grady
  • Atlanta Constitution
  • Textile Industry
  • New South Crusade
  • Joel Chandler Harris
  • Uncle Remus
  • John S. Pemberton
  • Coca Cola
  • Rich's Department Store
  • 1893 Piedmont Exposition
  • Georgia Farmers' Alliance
  • Georgia Colored Alliance
  • Thomas Watson
  • The Wool-Hat Boys
  • Georgia Public Service Commission
  • William Northern
  • Hoke Smith
  • Woodrow Wilson
  • Clarke Howell
  • Atlanta Race Riot
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Walter White
  • Alonzo Herndon
  • Leo Frank
  • Mary Phagan
  • William Joseph Simmons
  • Stone Mountain 1915
  • Spanish Influenza Epidemic 1918
  • Boll Weevil

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Depression/WWII Georgia

  • Thomas Hardwick
  • Walter F. George
  • Richard Russell
  • General Textile Strike of 1934
  • Flying Squadrons
  • Textile Workers Union
  • Fort McPherson
  • Gene Talmadge
  • Walter Cocking
  • Talmadge-Board of Regents Controversy
  • Ellis Arnall
  • Ed Rivers
  • Rural Electrification Administration
  • Agricultural Adjustment Administration
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Works Progress Administration
  • Bell Bomber Plant
  • Herman Talmadge
  • Three Governors Controversy
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Robert E. Burns
  • I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang
  • Arthur Raper
  • Tenants of the Almighty
  • Erskine Caldwell
  • Tobacco Road
  • Techwood Homes
  • Warm Springs
  • Little White House

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Sun Belt Georgia

  • Chandler Field
  • Delta Airlines
  • Lockheed
  • Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
  • Charles Herty
  • Turpentine
  • Pulp Paper Industry
  • Jesse Jewell
  • Gainesville
  • Poultry Processing Industry
  • Samuel Tate
  • Georgia Marble
  • Kaolin Mining
  • Granite Quarry
  • Tufted Carpet Industry
  • Dalton
  • Tufted Bedspreads
  • Shaw Industries
  • Callaway Gardens
  • Cable News Network
  • Ted Turner
  • Atlanta Crackers
  • Atlanta Braves
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Atlanta Fulton County Stadium
  • Atlanta Hawks

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Civil Rights Era Georgia

  • Sam Hose Lynching 1899
  • Watkinsville Jail Lynching 1905
  • W. E. B. DuBois
  • Booker T. Washington
  • Cotton States Exposition
  • Atlanta Compromise
  • disenfranchisement
  • Grand Wizard Samuel Green
  • Eli Cooper Lynching 1919
  • Murder of Lemuel Penn
  • Moore's Ford Lynching 1946
  • John Wesley Dobbs
  • Prince Hall Mason Voter Registration Drives
  • Confederate battle flag
  • Temple Bombing
  • “Forward Atlanta”
  • Koinonia Farm Bombing
  • Sibley Commission
  • Desegregation of UGA
  • Charlayne Hunter
  • Hamilton Holmes
  • County Unit System
  • Marvin Griffin
  • Ernest Vandiver
  • Carl Sanders
  • Lester Maddox
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • John Lewis
  • Julian Bond
  • Hosea Williams
  • "Brotherhood March" in Forsyth County
  • William B. Hartsfield
  • "City too Busy to Hate"
  • Ivan Allen, Jr.
  • Sam Massell
  • Maynard Jackson
  • Andrew Young

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Recent Georgia

  • MARTA
  • Black Majority Cities
  • Urban Renewal Projects
  • Tom Murphy
  • George Busbee
  • Joe Frank Harris
  • Buford Highway Immigrant Corridor
  • Delta Chinese
  • "Chambodia"
  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Rodney King Riot
  • Zell Miller
  • Centennial Olympics
  • Eric Robert Rudolph
  • Richard Jewell
  • Hope Scholarships
  • Roy Barnes
  • State Flag Controversy
  • Illegal Aliens
  • Sonny Purdue
  • Shirley Franklin
  • Georgia Drought
  • Lake Lanier

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Georgia Women

  • Coretta Scott King
  • Lillian Carter
  • Roslyn Carter
  • Rebecca Latimer Felton
  • Mary Phagan
  • Juliette Gordon Lowe
  • Corra Harris
  • Ellen Axson Wilson
  • Nancy Hart
  • Martha Lumpkin
  • Julia Flisch
  • Mary Musgrove
  • Margaret Mitchell
  • Gone with the Wind
  • Flannery O’Connor
  • A Good Man is Hard to Find
  • Fanny Kemble
  • Helen Douglas Mankin
  • Lillian Eugenia Smith
  • Amanda America Dickson
  • Carson McCullers
  • Helen Dortsch Longstreet
  • Martha McChesney Berry

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