The History of Georgia and Interesting Facts


Georgia
The main of the U.S. states east of the Mississippi River and the youngest of the 13 previous English colonies, Georgia were founded in 1732, at which time its boundaries were even superior counting much of the present-day states of Alabama and Mississippi. By the mid-19th century, Georgia had the maximum number of agricultural
estate of any state in the South, and in many respects epitomized plantation culture and financial dependence on slavery. In 1864, Union General William Tecumseh Sherman invaded Georgia, arrested Atlanta and began his legendary March to the Sea, cutting a 200-mile-wide swath of fire and devastation reaching all the way to Savannah. 

Georgia's setting varies greatly as it removes from the Appalachian Mountains in the north to the marshland of the Atlantic shore on the southeast to the Okefenokee Swamp on the south. Georgia is the country's number-one creator of peanuts, pecans and peaches, and vidalia onions, recognized as the sweetest onions in the world, can only been developed in the fields around Vidalia and Glennville. Although initially imagine of by James Oglethorpe as a protection for London’s indebted prisoners, Georgia was eventually established in 1732 to protect South Carolina and other southern colonies from Spanish assault through Florida. 

 The 13th and last of the British colonies, Georgia was the only one to be direct distantly by a Board of Trustees in London for the first 20 years. It was also the only colony to exclude slavery from its beginning along with attorney and Roman Catholics. In 1957, Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights enthusiast formed the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Atlanta. Contribute themselves to the passive attainment of equal rights for African Americans, the group was an important contributor to the civil rights movement and persist to be vigorous on social justice issues.

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