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8th-Unit 2.11 Modern

SS8H12 20th and 21st Century

Maynard Jackson first African American or Black mayor of a major southern city (Atlanta); helped expand the Hartsfield International Airport, which was later re-named Hartsfield- Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Andrew Young Congressman, U.S. Ambassador, and mayor of Atlanta; helped create 1,100 new businesses and one million jobs in the Atlanta area and helped to bring the 1996 Olympics to Atlanta.
Jimmy Carter governor of Georgia who helped to decrease the size of state government; president of U.S. who helped negotiate a peace treaty between Egypt and Israel; winner of Nobel Peace Prize; supporter of Habitat for Humanity and founder of Carter Center.
1996 Olympics increased tourism and established Atlanta as an international city; required new hotels, restaurants, and sports complexes to be built
Savannah Harbor Expansion started because Savannah is one of the busiest ports in the U.S. due to its location in the southeastern region of the U.S.; The expansion will increase the depth of water in the port to allow larger ships to use it.
Nathan Deal governor of Georgia who attracted new businesses, such as the film industry by marketing tax incentives, transportation systems, and diverse geographic locations.
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