I was a Spanish conquistador and the first to explore the southeast region of the United States. I brought diseases to the Native Americans. I also used the Native Americans as slaves and took some back to Spain.
I became the first royal governor of Georgia from 1754-1757. I established a governor, a council, and a legislature (that consisted of the Upper House of Assembly and the Commons House of Assembly. I was not a popular governor. I was removed and sent back to England. Lieutenant Henry Ellis replaced me as governor.
I was the Commander of the Continental Army. I knew the Hudson River was the Key to the Continent I knew Great Britain wanted control of the Hudson. If Britain controlled the Hudson they would cut off our supplies. I ordered a Great Chain to stretch across the river from West Point to Constitution Island.
I was a slave who served under Elijah Clarke during the Battle of Kettle Creek. I was the only African American soldier to fight in the battle. After the American Revolution, in recognition of my bravery, the state of Georgia gave me my freedom and awarded me 500 acres of land in 1786.
I did not agree with the Treaty of Augusta (it gave away 1,000,000 acres of Creek land to the whites). I led the Upper Creeks in a war against the settlers in the backcountry (Augusta). I was not at war with the whole American States, only the Georgians that had taken our hunting grounds.
I am famous for writing the propaganda pamphlet Common Sense. This pamphlet explained the issues from the Patriots point of view. I urged the colonists to declare independence and create a New World.
For a while I lived in Minnesota as a free citizen. Later I was forced to return to Missouri where they did not recognize my free status. I sued the state of Missouri and lost. I appealed to the Supreme court. They ruled that since slaves were not considered citizens I could not sue in United Stated courts.
I was a general for the north during the Civil War. I was responsible for the taking of Atlanta. Following the Battle of Atlanta I led the March to Sea where my army took Savannah and then turned northward to take south Carolina and on to North Carolina.
I was a top student at West Point. I really did not want to fight the Union. However, my loyalty belonged to Virginia. I was put in command of the Confederate army by President Davis during the Civil War.
I owned a restaurant in Atlanta called the Pickrick Cafeteria. When desegregation came to Georgia I still refused to allow blacks in my restaurant. I was elected governor of Georgia 1967-1971. I became Lieutenant Governor of Georgia in 1971-1975.
In 1962, I was elected Senator of Georgia. In 1970, I was elected governor of Georgia. In 1976, I was elected president of the United States. I was responsible for The Camp David Accords peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
I worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr. In 1972, I became the first African American Congressman. In 1977, President Carter appointed me ambassador to the United Nations. I was appointed major of Atlanta from 1981-1989
I served in the House of Representatives for 50years. I supported the expansions of the military. I supported the creation of a two ocean navy during Roosevelts Lend-Lease. I helped to expand the ship building industries of Savannah and Brunswick.
In 1920, at the age of 23, I was elected State Representative. I served in the United States Senate from 1933- 1971. In 1930 I was elected governor of the state of Georgia. I served one term as governor. I opposed involvement in the Vietnam War.
I began making tufted bedspreads at the age of 12. This technique is known as candle wicking. Later I formed a cottage business. During the new Deal, I moved my business from a cottage industry to a factory.
I am 1/8 th African – American and 7/8 th White. In 1892 I sued the state of Louisiana because I was forced to leave the white section of a railroad car. I lost the case Later I appealed to the Supreme Court. I lost again. The Supreme Court ruled that law separating the two races was merely a matter of policy.
I was a teacher. In 1895, I made a speech in which I said that I thought African Americans should focus on learning. I believed that African Americans needed to earn respect and demand equality. This speech later became known as the Atlanta Compromise.
I am Jewish. In 1913 I was the manager of the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. I was accused of the murder of Mary Phagan. Before my sentence could be carried out I was hung by a lunch mob. In 1982 Alonzo Mann came forward to say that he had seen Jim Conley with Mary Phagans body. In 1986 the Georgia Board of Pardons pardons me posthumously for the murder.
In 1895, I was a sociology professor. I disagreed with Booker Washingtons views. I believed that believed that African Americans deserved equal respect politically, socially, and economically. I believe that African Americans should receive the same information as the whites.
I am an entrepreneur. I bought the Brave baseball team and was responsible for bringing the team to Atlanta. I bought a cable network broadcasting station and televised the Braves games throughout the country.
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