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What does S.A.L.M.A. stand for? S.A.L.M.A. is an acronym for Georgia's capitals.
What was the Yazoo Land Fraud? a massive real-estate fraud perpetrated, by Georgia governor George Mathews and the Georgia General Assembly
What is a cotton gin? a machine that quickly and easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds,
Who were the creeks? a native american tribe that called them selves Muskogee
What impact did University of Georgia have? Georgia became the first state to charter a state-supported university. In 1784 the General Assembly had set aside 40,000 acres of land to endow a college or seminary of learning.
What was the head-right system? It was used as a way to attract new settlers to the region and address the labor shortage. With the emergence of tobacco farming, a large supply of workers was needed. New settlers who paid their way to Virginia received 50 acres of land.
What were land lotteries Under this system, qualifying citizens could register for a chance to win lots of land that had formerly been occupied by the Creek Indians and the Cherokee Nation.
Who was William McIntosh? In 1825, McIntosh, without Creek consent, negotiated the Treaty of Indian Springs that sold almost all Creek land in Georgia and was killed by the creeks
Who was John Ross? was the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation and the son of a Cherokee mother and a Scottish father.
Who was John Marshall? Chief justice John Marshall ruled that the decision of the Lawrenceville court could not stand because Cherokee territory
Who was Andrew Jackson? the seventh President of the United States
What was the Dahlonega Gold Rush? It turned out to be gold. Five other people claimed to be the first to make the discovery, but the result was the same: thousands of miners swarmed into the mountains in what the Cherokees called the “Great Intrusion,” and the Georgia Gold Rush was on
Who was Andrew Jackson? the seventh President of the United States
What was the Dahlonega Gold Rush? It turned out to be gold. Five other people claimed to be the first to make the discovery, but the result was the same: thousands of miners swarmed into the mountains in what the Cherokees called the “Great Intrusion,” and the Georgia Gold Rush was on
What was the Worcester v. Georgia case? a case in which the Supreme Court vacated the conviction of Samuel Worcester and held that the Georgia criminal statute that prohibited non-Native Americans from being present on Native American lands without a license from the state was unconstitutional
Who are the Cherokee? Cherokee Indians. A powerful detached tribe of the Iroquoian family, formerly holding the whole mountain region of the south Alleghenies, north Georgia
What was the Trail of Tears? In 1838 and 1839, as part of Andrew Jackson's Indian removal policy, the Cherokee nation was forced to give up its lands east of the Mississippi River and to migrate to an area in present-day Oklahoma.
What was the Indian Removal act? The Indian Removal Act was 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.
Why is Savannah important? savannah is important because it was the first capital of georgia
Why is Atlanta important? atlanta is important because it is the last capital of georgia
 

 



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