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Western Expansion Test 8th Grade - Quiz


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. 36d - analyze the events that led to the removal of the Creeks and Cherokees including the roles of Alexander McGillivray, William McIntosh, Sequoyah, John Ross, the Dahlonega Gold Rush, Worcester v. Georgia, Andrew Jackson, John Read moreMarshall, and the Trail of Tears


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The capital of Georgia has changed five times in the history of the state.  In what two directions has the capital city moved?

    • A.

      West and North

    • B.

      East and North

    • C.

      West and South

    • D.

      East and South

    Correct Answer
    A. West and North
    Explanation
    The correct answer is West and North. Throughout the history of Georgia, the capital city has changed its location five times. The capital has moved towards the west and north directions. This implies that the capital city has shifted to different locations that are both west and north of its previous position.

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  • 2. 

    Why was Louisville chosen as Georgia’s capital in 1786?

    • A.

      Louisville was the state’s largest city

    • B.

      Louisville was more centrally located

    • C.

      Louisville was the most important center for trade

    • D.

      Louisville played an important role in the American Revolution

    Correct Answer
    B. Louisville was more centrally located
    Explanation
    Louisville was chosen as Georgia's capital in 1786 because it was more centrally located. This means that it was located in a position that was more convenient and accessible for people from different parts of the state to travel to. By choosing a capital that was centrally located, it would be easier for government officials and citizens to reach the capital and conduct their business. This decision would have helped to ensure that the government was more accessible and representative of the entire state, rather than being concentrated in one specific area.

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  • 3. 

    Which denomination of Christianity used traveling ministers called circuit riders to spread Christianity throughout the frontier region?

    • A.

      Baptist

    • B.

      Catholic

    • C.

      Anglican

    • D.

      Methodist

    Correct Answer
    D. Methodist
    Explanation
    The denomination of Christianity that used traveling ministers called circuit riders to spread Christianity throughout the frontier region is Methodist. Circuit riders were preachers who traveled on horseback to remote areas, preaching and establishing churches. This practice was particularly common in the early days of the United States when there were vast frontier regions that were not easily accessible. The Methodist Church used this method to reach people in these remote areas and spread their religious teachings.

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  • 4. 

    Which statement BEST describes a “land grant university”, such as the University of Georgia?

    • A.

      The land for the college was donated by the federal government

    • B.

      The land could not be used for any purpose other than a college

    • C.

      The college was a public university with free tuition to state residents

    • D.

      The college was established as an agricultural college to improve farming

    Correct Answer
    A. The land for the college was donated by the federal government
    Explanation
    A "land grant university" refers to a university that was established on land that was donated by the federal government. This means that the land on which the University of Georgia was built was given to the university by the federal government.

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  • 5. 

    Name the five Georgia cities that have served as the capital of Georgia.

    • A.

      Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta

    • B.

      Waycross, Athens, Macon Savannah, and Dalton

    • C.

      Atlanta, Macon, Savannah, Augusta and Columbus

    • D.

      Clarksville, Albany, Atlanta, Macon and Savannah

    Correct Answer
    A. Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Savannah, Augusta, Louisville, Milledgeville, and Atlanta. These five cities have all served as the capital of Georgia at different points in history. Savannah was the first capital, chosen in 1733. Augusta served as the capital from 1785 to 1795. Louisville then became the capital from 1796 to 1806. Milledgeville served as the capital from 1806 to 1868. Finally, Atlanta became the capital in 1868 and has remained so ever since.

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  • 6. 

    Explain why the capital of Georgia kept moving?

    • A.

      Politicians kept accepting bribes to move the capital

    • B.

      As the population of Georgia continued to expand westward and farther from Savannah and the coast, the capital moved to be more centrally located

    • C.

      The Georgia Constitution stated that the capital should move every 5 years

    • D.

      The towns that served as capitals asked to no longer serve as the capital of the state due to the overwhelming number of politicians that flooded into their peaceful cities

    Correct Answer
    B. As the population of Georgia continued to expand westward and farther from Savannah and the coast, the capital moved to be more centrally located
    Explanation
    The capital of Georgia kept moving because the population of Georgia was expanding westward and farther from Savannah and the coast. In order to be more centrally located and accessible to the growing population, the capital had to be relocated multiple times.

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  • 7. 

    What were the two largest church denominations in Georgia by 1860?

    • A.

      Baptist and Jewish

    • B.

      Methodist and Baptist

    • C.

      Episcopal and Catholic

    • D.

      Episcopal and Methodist

    Correct Answer
    B. Methodist and Baptist
    Explanation
    By 1860, the two largest church denominations in Georgia were Methodist and Baptist. This can be attributed to the fact that both denominations had a strong presence and influence in the southern states, including Georgia, during this time period. Methodism had gained popularity through its emphasis on personal piety and social justice, while the Baptist denomination had a strong following due to its emphasis on individual freedom and local church autonomy. Both denominations were able to attract a significant number of followers and establish numerous churches in Georgia, making them the largest church denominations in the state by 1860.

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  • 8. 

    What was the purpose of the headright system in Georgia?

    • A.

      It distributed Indian lands to new settlers

    • B.

      It administered voting and election districts

    • C.

      It established a method of counting 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 in Georgia was to distribute Indian lands to new settlers. This system allowed individuals to claim a certain amount of land for themselves and their family members. By distributing the Indian lands, the headright system facilitated the expansion of settlement in Georgia and encouraged colonization in the region.

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  • 9. 

    What scandal took place when Georgia’s governor and some legislators were bribed to sell public land to private developers at cheap prices?

    • A.

      Georgia’s land lottery

    • B.

      Yazoo Land Fraud

    • C.

      Mississippi Land Fraud

    • D.

      Trail of Tears

    Correct Answer
    B. Yazoo Land Fraud
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Yazoo Land Fraud. This scandal occurred when Georgia's governor and some legislators were bribed to sell public land to private developers at cheap prices. The fraud involved the sale of millions of acres of land in what is now Alabama and Mississippi, which resulted in public outrage and legal battles. The scandal tarnished the reputation of those involved and led to significant political and legal consequences.

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  • 10. 

    What was the purpose of the land lottery?

    • A.

      The state wanted good citizens to settle western lands that were once Cherokee and farm them

    • B.

      The state wanted to establish good relationships with the Indians through agriculture

    • C.

      The state wanted the people to introduce new crops

    • D.

      Georgia wanted to build a defense buffer between its settlers, and California

    Correct Answer
    A. The state wanted good citizens to settle western lands that were once Cherokee and farm them
    Explanation
    The purpose of the land lottery was for the state to encourage good citizens to settle and farm the western lands that were once owned by the Cherokee. This suggests that the state wanted to populate and develop these lands, potentially for economic and agricultural reasons.

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  • 11. 

    Which was NOT a requirement to participate in the land lottery?

    • A.

      White male

    • B.

      Age 21

    • C.

      Black male

    • D.

      Widow

    Correct Answer
    C. Black male
    Explanation
    The land lottery required participants to be white males, aged 21 or above, or widows. The option "Black male" does not meet the requirement as it specifies a race that was not eligible to participate in the lottery.

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  • 12. 

    As a result of the Yazoo land fraud, the state of Georgia lost legitimate claims to lands in present-day Alabama and Mississippi.  The new western boundary of Georgia moved from the Mississippi River to the

    • A.

      Savannah River

    • B.

      Chattahoochee River

    • C.

      Oconee River

    • D.

      Ocmulgee River

    Correct Answer
    B. Chattahoochee River
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chattahoochee River. The Yazoo land fraud refers to a scandal in the late 18th century where Georgia legislators were bribed to sell large tracts of land to private companies at significantly lower prices than their actual value. This resulted in Georgia losing legitimate claims to lands in present-day Alabama and Mississippi. The new western boundary of Georgia was then moved from the Mississippi River to the Chattahoochee River.

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  • 13. 

    Which answer choice is a reasonable conclusion about the statement below? This system needs to be replaced!  It is unfair that because my wife and I only had two children we only get 300 acres of land.

    • A.

      The statement is criticizing the land lottery.

    • B.

      The statement is criticizing the headright system.

    • C.

      The statement is supporting fact that the headright system is more fair than the land lottery.

    • D.

      The statement is explaining why slavery should be made illegal.

    Correct Answer
    B. The statement is criticizing the headright system.
    Explanation
    The statement is criticizing the headright system because the person believes it is unfair that they only received 300 acres of land for having only two children.

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  • 14. 

    Which of the following people would have been eligible to participate in the land lottery?

    • A.

      A woman whose husband was still alive and gave her a ticket for the land lottery

    • B.

      The daughter of a wealthy farmer who still lived at home with her parents.

    • C.

      A 40 year old man who had fought in the Revolutionary War.

    • D.

      A 16 year old boy who wanted to move off of his parents’ farm and start his own business.

    Correct Answer
    C. A 40 year old man who had fought in the Revolutionary War.
    Explanation
    The land lottery was a system used to distribute land to eligible participants. In this case, the only person who would have been eligible to participate is the 40-year-old man who had fought in the Revolutionary War. The land lottery was often a reward for military service, and since he had fought in the war, he would meet the eligibility criteria. The other individuals mentioned, such as the woman whose husband gave her a ticket, the daughter of a wealthy farmer, and the 16-year-old boy, do not meet the specific criteria of military service.

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  • 15. 

    How can the following be categorized? ·         Many of Georgia’s legislators were eventually removed from office. ·         The federal government paid $1.25 million for Georgia to cede its western land. ·         Georgia lost land      

    • A.

      Results of the Yazoo Land Fraud

    • B.

      Results of the Oconee War

    • C.

      Causes of the Yazoo Land Fraud

    • D.

      Reasons why Georgia wanted to declare independence from Great Britain

    Correct Answer
    A. Results of the Yazoo Land Fraud
    Explanation
    The given statements indicate the outcomes or consequences of the Yazoo Land Fraud in Georgia. Many of Georgia's legislators being removed from office suggests that there were political repercussions due to the scandal. The federal government paying $1.25 million for Georgia to cede its western land shows that Georgia had to give up the disputed land as a result of the fraud. Georgia losing land further supports the idea that the fraud had negative consequences for the state. Therefore, the statements can be categorized as the results of the Yazoo Land Fraud.

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  • 16. 

    What is the benefit of Eli Whitney’s cotton gin?

    • A.

      It was used as a disinfectant in surgeries

    • B.

      It separated the seeds from cotton fiber

    • C.

      It made farm labor less needed

    • D.

      It allowed many farmers to retire

    Correct Answer
    B. It separated the seeds from cotton fiber
    Explanation
    Eli Whitney's cotton gin benefited by separating the seeds from cotton fiber. This innovation revolutionized the cotton industry, as it significantly increased the efficiency of cotton processing. Prior to the invention of the cotton gin, separating the seeds from the cotton fiber was a labor-intensive and time-consuming task. The cotton gin automated this process, making it much faster and easier. This led to a dramatic increase in cotton production and profitability, as well as a decrease in the need for manual labor in cotton processing.

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  • 17. 

    The cotton gin had which of the following effects on Georgia?

    • A.

      It made harvesting cotton easier so that slaves were no longer needed

    • B.

      It made cleaning cotton more efficient and increased the state’s dependence on slavery

    • C.

      It caused many mills to close and go out of business

    • D.

      It made it harder for large plantation owners to make money

    Correct Answer
    B. It made cleaning cotton more efficient and increased the state’s dependence on slavery
    Explanation
    The cotton gin, invented by Eli Whitney in 1793, revolutionized the cotton industry by making the process of cleaning cotton more efficient. This increased the state's dependence on slavery as it allowed for larger quantities of cotton to be produced and processed. The cotton gin reduced the labor required to separate the cotton fibers from the seeds, making it easier and faster to process cotton. This led to a significant increase in cotton production and the expansion of plantations, which in turn increased the demand for enslaved labor to work on these plantations.

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  • 18. 

    In the early 1800’s, what development allowed the South’s economy to grow the most?

    • A.

      Mechanical reaper

    • B.

      Cow milking technology

    • C.

      Railroads

    • D.

      Automobiles

    Correct Answer
    C. Railroads
    Explanation
    Railroads allowed the South's economy to grow the most in the early 1800s because they provided a faster and more efficient means of transportation for goods and people. This enabled the South to expand its markets and increase trade, leading to economic growth. Railroads also facilitated the movement of raw materials, such as cotton, from the South to industrial centers in the North, further boosting the region's economy. Additionally, railroads contributed to the development of new industries and the growth of cities along their routes, creating employment opportunities and stimulating economic activity.

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  • 19. 

    What is the comment below referring to?   “After our cotton was loaded into the train containers, the conductor said it would reach its destination in only 7 hours. It would have taken 4 days to reach the same destination just one year ago.”

    • A.

      The speed and efficiency of the railroads

    • B.

      The amount of money that a conductor makes in a day

    • C.

      The long wait farmers had to get their mail

    • D.

      Cotton being transported at a slow pace

    Correct Answer
    A. The speed and efficiency of the railroads
    Explanation
    The comment is referring to the speed and efficiency of the railroads. It highlights the significant improvement in transportation time for cotton, with the journey now taking only 7 hours compared to 4 days in the past. This suggests that the railroads have become faster and more efficient in transporting goods.

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  • 20. 

    The first gold rush in America took place in Georgia.  What is the name of the location where those looking to get rich could find the large deposits of gold?

    • A.

      Dahlonega

    • B.

      Dalton

    • C.

      Blue Ridge

    • D.

      New Echota

    Correct Answer
    A. Dahlonega
    Explanation
    During the first gold rush in America, people could find large deposits of gold in Dahlonega, Georgia.

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  • 21. 

    In the U.S. Supreme Court case of Worcester v. Georgia, Chief Justice John Marshall ______________

    • A.

      Said that Georgia had the right to take Cherokee lands.

    • B.

      Said that President Jackson should make a ruling in this case.

    • C.

      Said that the Cherokee Nation had no right to sue in the United States’ courts.

    • D.

      Said that Georgia laws do not apply in the Cherokee territory.

    Correct Answer
    D. Said that Georgia laws do not apply in the Cherokee territory.
    Explanation
    In the U.S. Supreme Court case of Worcester v. Georgia, Chief Justice John Marshall stated that Georgia laws do not apply in the Cherokee territory. This means that the Cherokee Nation had the right to govern themselves and their lands without interference from the state of Georgia. Marshall's decision affirmed the sovereignty of Native American tribes and recognized their right to self-governance. This ruling was significant in establishing the legal framework for tribal sovereignty in the United States.

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  • 22. 

    The Treaty of Indian Springs ceded the last of the Creeks’ lands in Georgia to the federal government.  Which Creek leader signed the Treaty of Indian Springs and was later killed by his own people for signing this treaty?

    • A.

      John Ross

    • B.

      Elias Boudinot

    • C.

      William McIntosh

    • D.

      Alexander McGillivray

    Correct Answer
    C. William McIntosh
    Explanation
    William McIntosh was the Creek leader who signed the Treaty of Indian Springs. He agreed to cede the remaining Creek lands in Georgia to the federal government. However, his decision was met with strong opposition from his own people. As a result, McIntosh was later killed by his own people for signing the treaty.

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  • 23. 

    What was one effect of the Trail of Tears?

    • A.

      The Cherokee capital was moved to New Echota.

    • B.

      The Cherokee were granted full rights as citizens.

    • C.

      The Cherokee were removed from their land in Georgia.

    • D.

      The Cherokee published the first Native American newspaper.

    Correct Answer
    C. The Cherokee were removed from their land in Georgia.
    Explanation
    The Trail of Tears was a forced relocation of Native American tribes, primarily the Cherokee, from their ancestral lands in the southeastern United States to designated Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. This relocation resulted in the Cherokee being removed from their land in Georgia and forced to endure a long and arduous journey, causing the deaths of thousands of Native Americans due to exposure, disease, and starvation. This event had a devastating impact on the Cherokee people, leading to the loss of their homes, culture, and way of life.

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  • 24. 

    Which Cherokee Chief went to Washington, DC to fight the removal of the Cherokee form north Georgia?

    • A.

      John Ross

    • B.

      William McIntosh

    • C.

      John Marshall

    • D.

      Alexander McGillivray

    Correct Answer
    A. John Ross
    Explanation
    John Ross is the correct answer because he was a prominent Cherokee Chief who actively opposed the removal of the Cherokee from north Georgia. He fought for the rights of the Cherokee Nation and advocated for their sovereignty. Ross was known for his efforts to negotiate with the U.S. government and protect the Cherokee's land and rights. His trip to Washington, DC was part of his ongoing fight against the forced removal and relocation of the Cherokee people, which ultimately led to the tragic event known as the Trail of Tears.

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  • 25. 

    Working with President George Washington, which Creek leader signed the Treaty of New York, giving up all of the Creek’s land east of the Oconee River?

    • A.

      John Ross

    • B.

      Elias Boudinot

    • C.

      William McIntosh

    • D.

      Alexander McGillivray

    Correct Answer
    D. Alexander McGillivray
    Explanation
    Alexander McGillivray was a Creek leader who signed the Treaty of New York with President George Washington. This treaty resulted in the Creek giving up all of their land east of the Oconee River.

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  • 26. 

    What would be the next likely event in the sequence:   Sequoyah is interested in “talking leaves” -> Began work on a syllabary -> Completed 85 symbols ->  

    • A.

      The Cherokee Phoenix began printing.

    • B.

      The Trail of Tears began.

    • C.

      Sequoyah was killed by his own people.

    • D.

      Sequoyah began teaching his syllabary at the University of Georgia.

    Correct Answer
    A. The Cherokee Phoenix began printing.
    Explanation
    The given sequence is about Sequoyah's work on creating a syllabary. After completing 85 symbols, the next likely event would be the Cherokee Phoenix, which was a newspaper written in the Cherokee language, beginning printing. This event is the most logical continuation of the sequence as it follows the progression of Sequoyah's work and the dissemination of the syllabary.

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  • 27. 

    The state of Georgia began to try to remove the Cherokee for which reason?

    • A.

      The Cherokee were a fierce, warlike tribe whom settlers feared.

    • B.

      Missionaries to the Cherokee said they needed to be relocated.

    • C.

      The Cherokee tried to take land belonging to the white settlers.

    • D.

      White settlers wanted the land on which the Cherokee lived.

    Correct Answer
    D. White settlers wanted the land on which the Cherokee lived.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that white settlers wanted the land on which the Cherokee lived. This suggests that the motivation behind the state of Georgia's attempt to remove the Cherokee was driven by a desire for land acquisition. The settlers wanted to take over the Cherokee's territory for their own use and settlement, leading to the forced removal of the Cherokee people from their ancestral lands.

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  • 28. 

    The Treaty of Indian Springs was to the Creeks, as ___________________ was to the Cherokee.

    • A.

      Worcester v. Georgia

    • B.

      Treaty of New Echota

    • C.

      Treaty of New York

    • D.

      Marshall v. Jackson

    Correct Answer
    B. Treaty of New Echota
    Explanation
    The Treaty of Indian Springs was a controversial agreement between the United States and the Creek Nation, which resulted in the forced removal of the Creeks from their ancestral lands. Similarly, the Treaty of New Echota was a controversial agreement between the United States and the Cherokee Nation, which also led to the forced removal of the Cherokees from their lands. Both treaties were highly detrimental to the Native American tribes involved and resulted in significant loss of land and cultural upheaval.

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  • 29. 

    Who is best described by the following descriptions? ·         President of the United States ·         Ignored the Supreme Court’s ruling in Worcester v. Georgia ·         Sent troops to forcibly remove the Cherokee from their lands  

    • A.

      John Marshall

    • B.

      Andrew Jackson

    • C.

      Thomas Jefferson

    • D.

      John Adams

    Correct Answer
    B. Andrew Jackson
    Explanation
    Andrew Jackson is best described by the given descriptions because he was the President of the United States and he ignored the Supreme Court's ruling in Worcester v. Georgia. He also sent troops to forcibly remove the Cherokee from their lands, which is known as the Trail of Tears.

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  • 30. 

    Causes
    • White settlers are hungry to grow more cotton
    • Georgia is giving away land in the western section of the state.  
    • Gold is discovered in the mountains of Georgia.
    28.) Which statement BEST describes the effect of these causes?

    • A.

      The University of Georgia is created to offer white males a college level education.

    • B.

      The legislature gets involved with the Yazoo land fraud case and loses land for Georgia.

    • C.

      Religious circuit riders do not have to travel as far to either start new churches or spread their religious messages.

    • D.

      The Creeks and Cherokees are forced to give up the lands that have belonged to them for generations.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Creeks and Cherokees are forced to give up the lands that have belonged to them for generations.
    Explanation
    The causes mentioned in the question, such as white settlers wanting to grow more cotton, Georgia giving away land, and the discovery of gold in the mountains, ultimately led to the Creeks and Cherokees being forced to give up their lands. This can be inferred as the best description of the effect because these causes contributed to the expansion of white settlers into Native American territories, resulting in the displacement and removal of indigenous peoples from their ancestral lands.

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  • 31. 

       In what year did the Creeks first cede land to the Europeans?

    • A.

      1835

    • B.

      1827

    • C.

      1793

    • D.

      1733

    Correct Answer
    D. 1733
    Explanation
    In 1733, the Creeks first ceded land to the Europeans. This means that they gave up or transferred ownership of their land to European settlers or governments. This event marked the beginning of a long history of land dispossession and displacement for the Creeks and other Native American tribes.

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  • 32. 

    By what year had Europeans completed the removal of the Creeks from Georgia?

    • A.

      1763

    • B.

      1814

    • C.

      1827

    • D.

      1835

    Correct Answer
    D. 1835
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1835. This indicates that Europeans had completed the removal of the Creeks from Georgia by that year.

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  • 33. 

    The largest land cession from the Cherokee was in what year?  

    • A.

      1763

    • B.

      1814

    • C.

      1821

    • D.

      1835- 1836

    Correct Answer
    B. 1814
    Explanation
    In 1814, the largest land cession from the Cherokee occurred. This means that the Cherokee tribe gave up a significant amount of their land during this year.

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  • 34. 

    There are several popular stories of the beginning of Georgia’s gold rush, but in fact, no one is really certain who made the first discovery or when.  According to one story, John Witherwoods found a three-ounce nugget along Duke’s Creek in White County.  Another says that Jesse Hogan, a prospector from North Carolina, found gold on Ward’s Creek near Dahlonega.  Yet another finds a young Benjamin Parks kicking up an unusual stone while on the lookout for deer west of the Chestatee River in 1828.  Regardless of who actually found the first gold, once word got out about the discovery, the first major gold rush in U.S. history began in the hills of North Georgia and the Cherokee Indians’ time in Georgia was coming to an end. Based on the passage, what was a cause for Indian removal from Georgia?

    • A.

      Benjamin Parks was hunting so many deer that food became scarce.

    • B.

      The need for more land by white Georgians moving west led to conflict.

    • C.

      None of those who claimed to discover the gold were Cherokee.

    • D.

      Gold was discovered in North Georgia

    Correct Answer
    D. Gold was discovered in North Georgia
    Explanation
    The passage states that once word got out about the discovery of gold in North Georgia, the first major gold rush in U.S. history began. This implies that the discovery of gold was a significant event that led to an influx of people moving to the area. As a result, the need for more land by white Georgians moving west would have increased, leading to conflict with the Cherokee Indians and ultimately resulting in their removal from Georgia.

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  • 35. 

    There are several popular stories of the beginning of Georgia’s gold rush, but in fact, no one is really certain who made the first discovery or when.  According to one story, John Witherwoods found a three-ounce nugget along Duke’s Creek in White County.  Another says that Jesse Hogan, a prospector from North Carolina, found gold on Ward’s Creek near Dahlonega.  Yet another finds a young Benjamin Parks kicking up an unusual stone while on the lookout for deer west of the Chestatee River in 1828.  Regardless of who actually found the first gold, once word got out about the discovery, the first major gold rush in U.S. history began in the hills of North Georgia and the Cherokee Indians’ time in Georgia was coming to an end. What was the significance of the claims made by the three men discovering gold?

    • A.

      Although there were conflicting claims, they generated enough interest that led to the first major gold rush.

    • B.

      Since there were conflicting stories, interest in North Georgia was slow to grow.

    • C.

      Cherokees were relieved to know that gold was found on their land.

    • D.

      Gold discovered in North Georgia lead to a partnership between the Cherokee and the white Georgia settle

    Correct Answer
    A. Although there were conflicting claims, they generated enough interest that led to the first major gold rush.
    Explanation
    The significance of the claims made by the three men discovering gold is that although there were conflicting stories, they still generated enough interest that led to the first major gold rush. This suggests that regardless of who actually found the first gold, the news of the discovery spread quickly and sparked a rush of people coming to North Georgia in search of gold.

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