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the first state sponsored public University in the United States; founded in 1785. University of Georgia
American Indian tribe that lived in southern Georgia; was removed from the state through treaties in the 1820’s. Creek Indians
land allocation approach that provided the head of a family up to 200 acres of free land in the Georgia frontier Headright system
land allocation approach that gave the average Georgian a chance to buy land at pennies on the dollar. Land Lottery
Georgia act signed by Georgia Governor George Mathews that transferred 35 million acres of land in present day Alabama to four land companies for $500,000; Yazoo Act
an event where land companies bribed members of the Georgia General Assembly to sell land for pennies on the dollar. Yazoo Land Fraud
- major technological advances in the 1800s .-GA was one of the leaders in the development -many of GA’s towns and cities were established due to this railroad
created an early cotton gin that separated the cotton seeds from the cotton lint. Eli Whitney
Creek chief who illegally signed the Second Treaty of Indian Springs; was murdered by his tribesmen for this action. William MacIntosh
Native American tribe that lived in northwestern Georgia; forcefully removed from the state in the early 1830’s. Cherokee Indians
Site of America’s first gold rush in 1828; discovery of gold in the area was a factor in the Cherokee removal. Dahlonega Gold Rush
act signed into law by Andrew Jackson that required the removal of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole to Indian Territory Indian Removal Act of 1830
seventh president of the United States who was an advocate of Indian Removal Andrew Jackson
Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme court who ruled in favor of the Cherokee in the Worcester vs. Georgia case; President Andrew Jackson refused to enforce the Supreme Court’s ruling John Marshall
Principal Chief of the Cherokee Indians who tried to use legal means to fight against removal. John Ross
final removal of the Cherokee Indians from Georgia in 1838; over 4,000 people died on the forced march from Georgia to Oklahoma. Trail of Tears
landmark Supreme Court case which declared that the Cherokee were sovereign and not subject to the laws of the United States. However, Andrew Jackson refused to enforce the Court’s decision and the Cherokee were later removed from Georgia Worcester v Georgia
someone who buys land expecting that its value will increase and it will be sold as a profit land speculator
Created by: aburke18