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Georgia Studies H4 Questions by Doc

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  • Q1
    What Georgian signed the Constitution and was critical in bringing about the Great Compromise and later wrote the charter for the University of Georgia?
    Abraham Baldwin
    William Few
    Button Gwinnett
    Elijah Clarke
    30s
  • Q2
    This group set aside 40,000 acres for the campus and established the charter for the University of Georgia. Thus, the University of Georgia can rightly call itself the first truly public university in the South.
    The Georgia General Assembly
    The Southeastern Conference
    Congress
    Oglethorpe and the Trustees
    30s
  • Q3
    In 1786, the General Assembly appointed a commission to create a more centrally located capital city named in honor of the French King. This capital city was
    Augusta
    Milledgeville
    Macon
    Louisville
    30s
  • Q4
    The original name for Atlanta was
    Chattanooga
    Augusta
    Marthasville
    Terminus
    30s
  • Q5
    Under this system of land distribution in Georgia, a male head of a household received 200 acres of land and 50 acres for each additional family member. What was this system?
    Yazoo Land Fraud
    land lottery
    headright system
    Morrill Land Grant
    30s
  • Q6
    This man is credited with creating the Cherokee alphabet. His syllabary converted all of the Cherokee sounds to symbols.
    Samuel Worcester
    John Ross
    Seminole
    Sequoyah
    30s
  • Q7
    What was the most important freight carried by railroads in Georgia in the 1800s?
    coal
    peanuts
    cotton
    lumber
    30s
  • Q8
    What was the name of the largest political scandal in antebellum Georgia history. It involved the sale of public lands to private land companies.
    Indian Removal
    Morrill Land Grant
    Yazoo Land Fraud
    Headright System
    30s
  • Q9
    What BEST characterizes Chief Justice John Marshall's decision in Worcester v. Georgia?
    The state of Georgia has every right to rule over the Cherokee people.
    Andrew Jackson's Removal policy is just and fair.
    The Cherokee are a free and independent people not subject to the laws of Georgia.
    The Cherokee are a backward, savage people who need to be removed so that Georgia's civilization can advance.
    30s
  • Q10
    Most of the land of the Cherokee was raffled off in a statewide system in which "fortunate drawers" won the rights to Indian lands. What was this system?
    Yazoo Land Fraud
    land lottery
    Indian Removal
    headright system
    30s
  • Q11
    What best explains the circumstances surrounding the murder of William McIntosh?
    McIntosh had cheated the state of Georgia out of milions in the Yazoo Land Fraud.
    As a referree, McIntosh had missed a call late in a Georgia - Florida football game that cost Georgia a chance at a national championship. (Yes, this was long ago...)
    McIntosh had sold the remaining Creek land in Georgia to the state of Georgia.
    McIntosh had refused to leave his land in Georgia and move to the Indian Territory of Oklahoma.
    30s
  • Q12
    He led his Cherokee people on the Trail of Tears after fighting the removal in the courts for years.
    Alexander McGillvray
    John Ross
    Andrew Jackson
    Sequoyah
    30s
  • Q13
    Which listing places the following events proper chronological order?
    1. Worcester v. Georgia 2. Dahlonega Gold Rush 3. Trail of Tears
    1. Trail of Tears 2. Dahlonega Gold Rush 3. Worcester v. Georgia
    1. Dahlonega Gold Rush 2. Worcester v. Georgia 3. Trail of Tears
    1. Trail of Tears 2. Worcester v. Georgia 3. Dahlonega Gold Rush
    30s
  • Q14
    In 1806, the Georgia capital was moved to this city and it would remain here until after the Civil War.
    Milledgeville
    Atlanta
    Savannah
    Augusta
    30s
  • Q15
    What U.S. president issued the Indian Removal Act and later ignored the Supreme Court in his pursuit of pushing the Cherokee out of Georgia?
    George Washington
    Andrew Jackson
    Abraham Baldwin
    Abraham Lincoln
    30s

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