11.4 Georgia since 1980

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Helen Mankin

1896 - 1956

A politician who was the second woman to represent Georgia in the United States House of Representatives.

County Unit System

1898 - 1917

Every County was given a certain number of votes

Berlin Airlift

1919 - 1933

During World War II Germany and the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies railway, roads, and canal access.

Forward Atlanta

1925 - 1966

provided the resources to help Atlanta flourish through the decades

Ivan Allen

June 29, 1930 - May 7, 2012

A ballet dancer who was a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre

HOPE

1933 - 2013

created by the Governor of Georgia Zell Miller, is Georgia's scholarship program that gives students with financial assistance in degree

William Hartsfield

1937 - 1941

served as the 49th and 51st Mayor of Atlanta

Gov. Ellis Arnall

January 12, 1943 - January 14, 1947

A politician, a Democrat who served as the 69th Governor of the U.S. in the state of Georgia

G.I Bill of Rights

1944 - 1945

A law that provided benefits for returning WWII veterans.

Baby Boom

1946 - 1964

A period marked by a large increase of birth rates.

M.E Thompson

1947 - 1948

the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia

Cold War

1947 - 1991

a long period of political and military tension between powers.

Korean War

6/25/1950 - 7/27/1953

This war was between South Korea and the United States

Herman Talmadge

January 3, 1957 - January 3, 1981

Served as Governor of Georgia for a short time in 1947 and again from 1948 to 1955

John Lewis

1963 - 1966

A politician and civil rights leader in Georgia

Carl Sanders

January 15, 1963 - January 11, 1967

served as the 74th Governor of Georgia

Era

1966 - 2013

a word that means a long period of time

Julian Bond

1967 - 1974

A social activist and leader during the civil rights movement

MARTA

1972 - 2013

A rapid transportation system in Atlanta

Maynard Jackson

1974 - 1982

the first African American mayor of Atlanta

George Busbee

January 14, 1975 - January 11, 1983

served as the 77th Governor of Georgia from 1975 to 1983.

Jimmy Carter

January 20, 1977 - January 20, 1981

The 39th president of the United States

CNN

1980 - 2013

A news channel founded in 1980 by American media mogul Ted Turner

1996 Summer Olympics

1996 - 1997

This took place in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996

Sonny Perdue

January 13, 2003 - January 10, 2011

The 81st Governor of Georgia