Use your text and other resources to locate and record the answer to each of the questions below (i.e. notebook paper, index cards, typed product, PowerPoint, etc…). Just use the method which will help you remember the content the best. You will be asked these questions again in our 8th Grade Georgia Studies Academic Bowl so be sure to study once you’ve completed this assignment. This assignment will count as TWO project grades and will be due on ___________________ (the day of the Social Studies portion of the CRCT). GOOD LUCK!
What are the names of the states that border Georgia?
How many geographic regions does Georgia have?
What are the geographic regions of Georgia?
In which region is Atlanta located?
What is the smallest geographic region?
What region is known for its production of peanuts, pecans, and corn?
In what region is the Okefenokee Swamp located?
What is the highest peak in Georgia?
What two regions are separated by the Fall Line?
What is the largest swamp in North America?
History (SS8H1a) & Economics (SS8E1, SS8E2)
What was the oldest prehistoric Indian civilization found in Georgia?
Why did the Archaic people move frequently?
What people were the FIRST to make and use pottery?
During which prehistoric period did the bow and arrow come into use?
Who were the FIRST people to use burial mounds?
What factor resulted in prehistoric Indians making permanent settlements?
Name the prehistoric traditions of Georgia in order of their existence?
Who was the first European explorer to enter Georgia?
What were the main reasons the Spanish explored North America?
Name the European countries that were the major colonizers of the New World.
History (SS8H1, SS8E1, SS8E2)
What was the first permanent English settlement in the New World?
What was the first Spanish settlement in the New World?
What was the British trade policy during the period of colonization?
What factor was necessary to maintain a favorable balance of trade in the 1600s and 1700s?
What was the name of the first British fort constructed in Georgia?
Who granted Georgia’s charter in 1732?
Where was Georgia’s first settlement?
Who was the founder of Georgia and when was it founded?
According to the charter, what groups of people could not be Georgia colonists?
What Indians were led by Tomochichi?
What ship transported the first colonists to Georgia?
Where did James Oglethorpe and the first Georgia colonists land when they arrived in Georgia?
The original plan for Savannah called for the building of 4 what?
Who served as an interpreter for Oglethorpe?
Tomochichi allowed Oglethorpe to settle on a bluff overlooking what river?
The Germans under the leadership of John Martin Bolzius were referred to as the what?
What was the name of their settlement?
On which barrier island did the Salzburger settle?
What group settled at Darien?
Which battle provided a safe southern frontier for the British?
Name 3 areas of colonist discontent?
What policy did the king make to ensure that the trustees did not take advantage of the colony?
What term was used to describe those who complained about the policies of the trustees?
In 1752, Georgia became a ____colony?
Who were the three royal governors of Georgia?
Which 2 countries were involved in the French and Indian war?
What law forbade colonists to move west of the Appalachian Mountains?
The Proclamation of 1763 moved Ga.’s southern boundary to what?
How did the French and Indian War lead to America’s Revolutionary War?
What event began with snowball fight and ended with 5 deaths?
What declared the independence of the American colonies?
How many original colonies were there?
Who was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence?
Where did the first colonial victory in Ga. during the American Revolution?
What British policy greatly affected Ga. by adding a tax on newspapers and licenses?
What was the British policy punishing Boston for the Tea Party?
Name the 3 Georgians that signed the Declaration of Independence.
Who headed the militia that defeated the British at the Battle of Kettle Creek?
Who was the commander of the Continental Army during the American Revolution?
Who is the Revolutionary war heroine who has a county named for her?
What was the most significant result of the siege of Savannah?
Who was the black soldier who was seriously wounded at the Battle of Kettle Creek?
What was the opposite name of Loyalists?
Why did the writers of Georgia’s first constitution (1777) want to limit the power of the governor?
Who was elected Georgia’s first governor under the Constitution of 1777?
What was the first written plan for the government of the United States called?
What was the purpose of the Constitutional Convention held in 1787?
Who were the 2 signers of the US Constitution from Georgia?
What was the purpose of the headright system in Georgia?
What scandal took place when Georgia’s governor and some legislators were bribed to sell public land to private developers at below-market price?
What system replaced the headright system as a way of allocating land?
Who was the Creek leader in the Oconee War between the Creek and the Georgia pioneers?
Why was William McIntosh, a Creek chief, murdered by his own people?
What were the 2 main Indian tribes in Georgia?
The removal of the Cherokee from their land is referred to as what?
The Indians were taken to the Indian Territory, which is mainly what present-day state?
What was George Gist’s major contribution to the Cherokee culture?
What discovery led to the final Indian removal from Georgia?
Who was the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court who ruled that Cherokee territory was not subject to state law?
Who was the Cherokee chief who took a petition of Congress protesting the Cherokee removal from their land?
What is a land grant university?
What is Georgia’s first land grant university?
By 1860, what were the 2 largest church denominations in Georgia?
Why did the capital of Georgia move so often?
What invention had the greatest effect on Georgia’s economy in the early 1800’s?
What were the 2 earlier names of Atlanta?
What railroad became the primary railroad in Georgia in the 1830’s?
Who invented the cotton gin?
Who wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin?
Would the northern states or the southern states believe that the interests of the national government should take precedence over the states? What is it called if you think that the state takes precedence over the national government?
According to the provisions of the Missouri Compromise, what state was admitted as a free state?
What is the belief the one region is better or more important that another region of the country?
What state entered the Union as a free state because of the Compromise of 1850?
Who led a raid on a federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia?
What Georgia leader became the vice president of the Confederate States of America?
Who was the governor of Georgia during the Civil War?
What Supreme Court decision pushed the nation closer to war?
What was the statement from Georgia that supported the Compromise of 1850?
What was the purpose of the Fugitive Slave Law?
What was the name of the Union plan to isolate the western Confederate states?
What contributed to the lack of success of the Union blockade?
What were the 2 major campaigns fought in Georgia during the Civil War?
Which Union general led the “March to the Sea”?
Where was the notorious Confederate prison in Georgia?
Why was Chickamauga important to both the North and the South?
How was the Emancipation Proclamation a concession to the South?
What was the bloodiest one day battle of the Civil War?
What battle was considered the turning point of the war against the Confederacy? Where was this fought?
What was President Lincoln’s plan for Reconstruction called?
In President Johnson’s Reconstruction plan what amendment to the Constitution had to be approved by the southern states?
Ultimately what was the goal of the Radical Republicans against the southern states?
What did the 13th Amendment do?
What did the 14th Amendment do?
What did the 15th Amendment do?
Help for the former slaves and poor whites came from what organization?
What best describes the differences between sharecropping and tenant farming?
Limitations on the type of jobs newly freed slaves could have and restrictions on their rights to vote and participate in the legal system were called what?
What organization wanted to return control of the southern governments to the Democrats by intimidation?
Why was Henry McNeal Turner and other black legislators expelled from the Georgia General Assembly?
How long did Reconstruction last in Georgia?
What young man was lynched in Marietta due to anti-Semitism?
Who benefited from the county unit system?
The racial unrest brought about by the Leo Frank case resulted in the creation of a chapter of the KKK who called themselves what?
Stories of black violence against whites in the Atlanta newspapers resulted in what?
What was Tom Watson’s greatest accomplishment?
The phrase that was used to reflect the change of the South in areas of business, industrialization, agriculture, race relations, and society was what?
The 3 Georgia leaders who shared a strong belief in white supremacy and states’ rights following Reconstruction were referred to as what?
What was held in Atlanta to showcase the industries of the New South?