Georgia 1942-2003

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William Hartsfield

1942

Hartsfield was the 51st mayor of Atlanta and is now for making Atlanta a transportation hub of the south east.

Gov. Ellis Arnall

1943

He is known for the ratification of the state constitution.

GI Bill

1944

A law that provided a large range of benefits for veterans coming back form WWII.

Baby Boom

1946 - 1964

Post- War baby boom.

Cold War

1947 - 1991

Cold War between United States and Soviet Union over being superpowers with different political and economic views.

Herman Talmadge

1948 - 1955

Herman Talmadge was the 70th governor of Georgia.

Korean War

1950 - 1953

Korean War ended with 2,689 Georgian casualties.

Suburban

1950

During the 1950's suburbans sprang up and grew tremendously.

County Unit System

1962

County Unit System is struck down.

Julian Bond

1967

Bond was an leader in the Civil Rights Movement and member of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Ivan Allen

1970

Ivan Allen was the 52nd mayor of Atlanta and had many methods of ending discrimination in Atlanta.

Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport

1971

Hartsfield- Jackson International Airport began international flights.

Title IX

1972

Title IX is passed.

George Busbee

1975

As the 77th governor, Busbee is most credited for attracting new business and industry to the state.

Jimmy Carter

1976

Jimmy Carter is elected president after two terms as governor of GA.

Andrew Young

1977

Young was the mayor of Atlanta, member of the SCLC, and was a good friend of MLKJ.

MARTA

1979

1st MARTA rapid rail service.

Two Georgias

1980

Two Georgia describes the difference between urban and rural growth.

Joe Frank Harris

1983

He was the 78th governor, that was responsible for passing the Quality Basic Education Program for Georgia schools.

John Lewis

1987

He was one of the "Big Six" American Civil Rights leaders.

Zell Miller

1991

As the 79th governor, Miller established the lottery and funded the HOPE scholarship.

HOPE

1993

The HOPE scholarship was created.

Summer Olympics

1996

The Summer Olympics showcased Georgia as a place with meeting facilities, as a transportation hub, and showed southern hospitality.

Sunny Perdue

2003

As the 81st governor, Perdue was the first republican governor since Reconstruction.