Georgia's Growth And Expansion

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This quiz aligns with AKS 36a, 36b, and 36c: 36a - analyze the establishment and growth of the University of Georgia, Louisville, and the spread of Baptist and Methodist churches, 36b - evaluate the impact of land policies pursued by Georgia to include the headright system, land lotteries, and the Yazoo land fraud, 36c - defend how technological developments impacted Georgia’s growth to include the cotton gin and railroads


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who established the University of Georgia?

    • A.

      William Few

    • B.

      Button Gwinnett

    • C.

      Abraham Baldwin

    • D.

      George Troup

    Correct Answer
    C. Abraham Baldwin
    Explanation
    Abraham Baldwin is the correct answer because he was one of the founding fathers of the University of Georgia. He played a crucial role in establishing the university and served as its first president. Baldwin was a prominent politician and educator who believed in the importance of higher education. He worked tirelessly to secure funding and support for the university, and his efforts laid the foundation for its success and growth.

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  • 2. 

    Who donated the land that would become the University of Georgia?

    • A.

      The state of Georgia

    • B.

      The Creek Indians

    • C.

      The Cherokee Indians

    • D.

      The Federal Government

    Correct Answer
    D. The Federal Government
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Federal Government. The question is asking about the donor of the land that eventually became the University of Georgia. Out of the given options, the Federal Government is the most plausible entity to have donated the land for the establishment of a university.

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  • 3. 

    What city became the capital of Georgia in 1796?

    • A.

      Atlanta

    • B.

      Louisville

    • C.

      Augusta

    • D.

      Milledgeville

    Correct Answer
    B. Louisville
  • 4. 

    The two main religious groups in Georgia were the Methodists and

    • A.

      Catholics

    • B.

      Christians

    • C.

      Jewish

    • D.

      Baptists

    Correct Answer
    D. Baptists
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Baptists. This is because the question asks about the two main religious groups in Georgia, and the options provided include Methodists, Catholics, Christians, Jewish, and Baptists. Among these options, Baptists are known to be one of the major religious groups in Georgia. Therefore, the answer is Baptists.

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  • 5. 

    What was the purpose of the Headright system?

    • A.

      It distributed Indian lands to new settlers

    • B.

      It administered election and voting districts

    • C.

      It established a method of counting the population

    • D.

      It provided an organized system of collecting taxes

    Correct Answer
    A. It distributed Indian lands to new settlers
    Explanation
    The purpose of the Headright system was to distribute Indian lands to new settlers. This system was implemented to encourage settlement and colonization by granting land to individuals who paid for their own passage to the colonies. By distributing Indian lands, the system aimed to provide opportunities for new settlers to establish themselves and expand the colonies.

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  • 6. 

    What system replaced the headright system as a way of allocating land?

    • A.

      Land rush

    • B.

      Surveying

    • C.

      Feudalism

    • D.

      Land lottery

    Correct Answer
    D. Land lottery
    Explanation
    The headright system was a method used in colonial America to distribute land to settlers. However, it was eventually replaced by the land lottery system. In the land lottery system, eligible individuals would enter their names into a lottery, and winners would be randomly selected to receive parcels of land. This method was seen as a fairer and more equitable way of distributing land compared to the headright system.

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  • 7. 

    What was NOT a provision of the land lotteries?

    • A.

      Only men could participate

    • B.

      War veterans were given extra chances

    • C.

      A person had to pay a fee to participate

    • D.

      A person had to be over 21 to participate

    Correct Answer
    A. Only men could participate
    Explanation
    The land lotteries had several provisions, but one provision that was NOT included was the restriction that only men could participate. This means that both men and women were allowed to participate in the land lotteries. The other options mentioned in the question, such as war veterans being given extra chances, a participation fee, and a minimum age requirement of 21, were provisions of the land lotteries.

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  • 8. 

    Why did Georgia give up land claims in what is now Mississippi and Alabama

    • A.

      The federal government wanted to set that land aside for the Indian population

    • B.

      The state did not have the millions of dollars required to purchase the land from Spain

    • C.

      The state could not claim the land because the General Assembly illegally sold it to private companies

    • D.

      The federal government pad millions to settle the Yazoo land fraud and disputed Georgia's right to the land

    Correct Answer
    C. The state could not claim the land because the General Assembly illegally sold it to private companies
    Explanation
    The state of Georgia gave up land claims in what is now Mississippi and Alabama because the General Assembly had illegally sold the land to private companies. This means that the state no longer had the legal authority to claim ownership of the land.

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  • 9. 

    How did Eli Whitney's invention influence the growth of slavery in the South?

    • A.

      It made it easier for slaves to pick cotton

    • B.

      It increased the profits from growing cotton

    • C.

      It made it easier to produce cloth from cotton

    • D.

      It replenished the soil so that more cotton could be grown

    Correct Answer
    B. It increased the profits from growing cotton
    Explanation
    Eli Whitney's invention, the cotton gin, revolutionized the cotton industry by making it easier and faster to separate the cotton fibers from the seeds. This led to a significant increase in cotton production, which in turn increased the profits for cotton growers in the South. As a result, there was a growing demand for cotton and a need for more labor to cultivate and harvest the crop. Slavery became more profitable and widespread as plantation owners relied on enslaved laborers to meet the demands of the expanding cotton industry.

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  • 10. 

    Which mode of transportation was developing in Georgia just before the Civil War and was very important in Georgia's war effort and post-war economic development?

    • A.

      Canals

    • B.

      Railroads

    • C.

      Highways

    • D.

      Riverboats

    Correct Answer
    B. Railroads
    Explanation
    Railroads were developing in Georgia just before the Civil War and were very important in Georgia's war effort and post-war economic development. Railroads provided a faster and more efficient means of transportation compared to canals, highways, and riverboats. They allowed for the movement of troops, supplies, and goods, which played a crucial role in the war effort. After the war, railroads continued to be vital for the state's economic growth, facilitating trade, industry, and the expansion of markets.

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