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1 Georgia After WWII December 9, 2013

2 Transformation of Agriculture After WWII, when Georgia soldiers returned from fighting, they found the state in the middle of a rapid _______ ____________ was no longer the main __________ activity –People had left farming for __________ during the war, increasing the size of _______ –The demand for cotton fell Peanuts, soybeans, and corn were planted in place of cotton Improved farm ____________ allowed fewer workers to farm larger areas –This sent more people into the cities looking for _____ –By 1970, 60% of Georgia’s population lived in cities

3 Ellis Arnall _____________ was elected as Georgia’s governor in ____, after Eugene Talmadge Arnall fixed the problems with Georgia’s __________ created by Talmadge, and created the board of corrections to oversee the prison system He ____________ (got rid of) the _________ and adopted a new state constitution in 1945 When 18-years olds began to be drafted for WWII, he argued that anyone old enough to _____ for their country should be able to ______ –He helped Georgia become the _____ state to allow _______________ to vote

4 The Development of Atlanta Atlanta became the _________ of the state in 1877 After WWII, ____________ moved into the state The __________ grew, as did the size of the _____ Opportunities were improving for _________________ _______________ grew in the 1970s Several of Atlanta’s ________ contributed to this growth Major league ______ moved into Atlanta in the _____ Atlanta grew into the ___________, communication, and ______________ center of the _____________

5 Business in Atlanta By 1954, around 800 new ___________ had appeared in Atlanta Many ___________ companies moved south because of the warmer ________ The growth of _________ also contributed to the growth of business in Atlanta –By the end of the 1950s, ________________ (the former Bell Aircraft plant) was Georgia’s largest employer

6 Population Growth More people moved into Georgia as the invention of _________________ made summers more comfortable Georgia’s population grew to over _____ million by 1970 –Atlanta’s grew to over ____ million by 1970 Atlanta went from being the 32 nd largest city in the U.S. to the 23 rd African-Americans began moving back as better ________________ were becoming available –Discrimination largely _____________, schools were _______________, and economic opportunities improved

7 Transportation in Georgia Georgia had always benefited from its _________ and ____________ After WWII, however, __________ and interstate ____________ grew In the early ______, a network of _______________________ linked Atlanta with the rest of the Southeast and other areas of the country In 1975, _________ began building rail lines, beginning operations in 1979 Atlanta’s ________ began offering international flights in 1971

8 William B. Hartsfield He served as Atlanta _______ for 24 years, from He encouraged the ________ of aviation and helped make Atlanta the Southeast’s air travel hub (this is why the airport is named after him) He helped lead the city ahead in ____________ by hiring African-American _______________, ____________ public places, and eventually public schools

9 Ivan Allen, Jr. Allen served as Atlanta’s _______ after Hartsfield, from He continued Hartsfield’s peaceful approach to __________ During his terms, Atlanta saw the growth of _____________ and became the home to a number of major league ______ teams He also pushed for MARTA to help improve ______________ in Atlanta

10 Major League Sports In the 1960s, Atlanta dreamed of being a “big league city” but didn’t have the ____________ The chance came in 1964, when the Milwaukee Braves promised to move to Atlanta if a new __________ was built In ______, the ________________ began playing at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium That same year, the _______________ began playing there as well The _______________ soon followed in ______ These teams have helped raise the prestige of the city as well as earned millions of dollars in ____________ for the city’s economy

11 Questions… 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII? 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII? 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities? 4) Who became governor in 1942? 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor? 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what? 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia? 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s? 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?

12 Questions… 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII? 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII? 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta? 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights? 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta? 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta? 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium? 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here? 18) How have sports teams helped the city?

13 Questions… 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII? 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII? 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities? 4) Who became governor in 1942? 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor? 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what? 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia? 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s? 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?

14 Questions… 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII? 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII? 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta? 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights? 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta? 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta? 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium? 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here? 18) How have sports teams helped the city?

15 Questions… 1) What was no longer the main economic activity of Georgia after WWII? 2) Why did people leave farms during WWII? 3) How did this lead to the growth of cities? 4) Who became governor in 1942? 5) What did Arnall do with the poll tax while he was governor? 6) During Arnall’s term, Georgia became the first state to do what? 7) Why were northern companies moving to Georgia? 8) Who was Georgia’s largest employer by the end of the 1950s? 9) What invention led to population growth in Georgia?

16 Questions… 10) Why did African-Americans begin moving back after WWII? 11) What types of transportation systems grew after WWII? 12) What industry did Hartsfield encourage while he was mayor of Atlanta? 13) How did he lead the city in civil rights? 14) While Allen was mayor, what grew up around Atlanta? 15) What mayor saw major league sports teams move to Atlanta? 16) Which teams played at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium? 17) When did the Braves and Falcons begin playing here? 18) How have sports teams helped the city?


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