Factors dev of Ga AC

What do these pictures have in common?
They all have something to do with
the development of Georgia and the
United States between 1789 to 1840.
Significant factors that
affected the development
of Georgia
1789 to 1840
The Establishment of the
University of Georgia
 Charter was approved January 27, 1785.
 First publically supported institute of higher learning in
the country.
 Governor Lyman Hall (signer of the Declaration) chose
Abraham Baldwin (signer of the Constitution) to write
the Charter. Baldwin was the first president of the
 First students in 1801.
 Expanded after Civil War.
The Establishment of the
University of Georgia
 Main Campus located in Athens (Clarke Countynamed for Elijah Clarke).
The Establishment of the
University of Georgia
 Currently have over 34,000 students (undergrad
26,000 and graduate 8,000)
 More than 600 student organizations
Schools and Colleges
Arts and Sciences
Environment and Design
Veterinary Medicine
Forest Resources
Public Health
Public and International Affairs
Social Work
Graduate School
Journalism and Mass Communication
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership
Family and Consumer Sciences
The Establishment of the
University of Georgia
 Nickname: UGA
 Football Team: The Georgia Bulldogs
Sanford Stadium
Between the Hedges
The Capitals of Georgia
#1 Savannah
#2 Augusta
#3 Louisville
#4 Milledgeville
#5 Atlanta
Louisville #3
 Named for Louis XVI for his support
during the American Revolution.
 Capital was moved here because, at
the time, this was the geographic
center of Georgia’s population as
settlers moved west.
 On the Ogeechee River.
 Malaria outbreaks and population
moving further west caused the
capital to move to Milledgeville.
The Methodists and Baptists
Both Protestant churches grew rapidly in
By the 1830’s these became the largest in
the state.
The Methodists and Baptists
Both used all day revivals and camp meetings
to gain followers.
Became a place for worship and socializing as
people travelled from their farms and small
Methodists also used circuit riders, ministers
who traveled from town to town.
Land Policies
After the Revolutionary War, Georgia claimed
land to the Mississippi River.
Had to decide how to give the lands to the
Headright System
Soldiers from the Revolutionary War received
land (including Austin Dabney).
White men over the age of 21 who were
heads of households could receive up to 200
acres of land. If the man had a family or
slaves he could get more.
Yazoo Land Fraud
Land was sold to companies for a small price.
Company had bribed Georgia legislators to get
the price low.
When people found out, honest legislators
burned the documents using a magnifying glass.
Land Lottery 1805-1833
Those who wanted land had to buy a ticket.
Winner’s names were pulled out of a drum.
Land was given to 100,000 families.
Cotton Gin
Cotton had been deseeded and cleaned by
hand. One person could do one pound per
Eli Whitney created the Cotton Gin, and 50
pounds could be cleaned per day.
Cotton Gin
Cotton became the most profitable crop
grown in the South.
Led to a greater need for slaves in the South.
Railroads spread through Georgia as a way to
get cotton to the coast to be sold around the
Many towns and cities were created along the
rail lines.
Atlanta began as a small hub called
“Terminus”. The name changed to
Marthasville, then to Atlanta.
Westward Expansion
Manifest Destiny

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