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What case said Georgia laws are not valid in Cherokee land? Worcester vs. Georgia
How many capitals did Georgia have? Five
What land policy is where the head of the household gets 200 acres? Headright System
What were the five capitals? Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Millidgeville, Atlanta
Where was the area that land speculators gave away? Alabama and Mississippi
What was the original name for Atlanta? Terminus
What was the limit for the 1st land policy? 1,000 acres
Who wrote UGA's charter? Abraham Baldwin
What act removed Cherokees from east of the Mississippi River to move west? Indian Removal Act
Who ruled in favor of the Cherokees? John Marshall
Who ignored the ruling and ordered the Cherokees removed? President Andrew Jackson
Who argued for the Cherokees before the Supreme Court? John Ross
Where was gold discovered in Cherokee territory? Dahlonega
How much land did the Georgia General Assembly set aside for the establishment of UGA? 40,000 acres
What was the fourth capital? Millidgeville
Which capital was named after King Louis XVI? Louisville
What is Atlanta's nickname? Gate City
What were the three land policies? Headright System, Yazoo Land Fraud, Land Lottery
What was the limit of land you could have with the Headright System? 1,000 acres
What was the nickname Georgia earned with the cotton gin? King Cotton
Who signed the Treaty of Indian Springs? William McIntosh
Who did the Indians side with during the Revolutionary War? British
What happened as a result of the Treaty of Indian Springs? A war party murdered William McIntosh
Where did the Creeks relocate after the Treaty of Indian Springs? In the wilderness across the Mississippi River
What did the Treaty of Indian Springs do? Ceded the Creeks remaining land in GA
What did the federal government agree to do in 1802? Remove Creek and Cherokee Indians still in Georgia
Who were the Creeks led by? William McIntosh
Which land policy is where land speculators got the land? Yazoo Land Fraud
Which land policy is where everyone gets equal amounts of land? Land Lottery
What increased the need for slavery? Cotton Gin
Why are railroads important? We needed a way to transport all of the cotton that we planted for a profit.
What was a land lottery? A single white male gets one chance to win land, while a man with a family or a widow with kids, gets two chances.
Why did a man with a family or a widow with kids get two chances? They had kids to help them take care of the land
 

 



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