Georgia History Timeline

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The Native Indians of Georgia included the Cherokee and Creek Nations
The fourth of the original 13 colonies
Named after King George II of England in 1733
Statehood: January 2, 1788
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    1498 1498 May 20: Italian explorer John Cabot ( Giovanni Caboto ) explores the coast of Georgia.  
         
    1526 1526 September 29 - First colony established by Lucas Vazques de Ayllon  
         
    1540 Spanish Hernando de Soto (1500-1542) explored Georgia, almost all of Georgia was controlled by the Creeks  
         
    1629 English King Charles I grants a charter for the territory to Sir Robert Heath  
         
    1730 July 30 1730: James Oglethorpe and 20 associates petition King George II for a royal charter to establish a colony southwest of Carolina  
         
    1733 The first Creek Native Indian cession  
         
    1756 1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba  
         
    1742 July 7: The Battle of Bloody Marsh was the last Spanish action in the War of Jenkins Ear  
         
    1742 July 25 - First Thanksgiving Day in Georgia  
         
    1733 Georgia was named after King George II of England in 1733. The terms of the charter granted by the king specified that the colony (to be founded by James Oglethorpe) was named after the king.  
         
    1756 1756 - 1763 - The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.  
         
      For additional facts and information about Colonial America refer to the Georgia Colony  
         
    1775 1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washington led the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence). Timeline of Wars  
         
    1776 July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence  
         
    1778 July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces  
         
    1783 September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain  
         
    1788 Statehood - The Date that Georgia was admitted to the Union - January 2, 1788. Constitution - Georgia was the 4th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation ".  
         
    1812 1812 - 1815: The War of 1812 between U.S. and Great Britain, ended in a stalemate but confirmed America's Independence  
         
    1813 1813 - 1814: The Creek Indian War - At the start of the 1500's the Creeks occupied nearly all of southeast United States. Their defeat at the battle in Lumpkin County near Slaughter Gap forced them farther and farther West  
         
    1828 Gold discovered in Georgia.  
         
    1836 1836 - 1837: The Second Creek War (Seminole War) in which Creek warriors were defeated  
         
    1838 The Trail of Tears. Cherokee and Creek Indians are forced from the state  
         
    1861 1861 - 1865: The American Civil War. In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.  
         
    1865 The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy  
         
    1865 1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery  
         
    1898 1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.  
         
Georgia History Timeline

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