Beginning with the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education, the United States embarked on a journey that lasted at least for another decade, to bring equality under the law. While Georgia faced its own challenges to ending segregation it moved slowly towards progress as the state’s economy modernized, grew and took on an expanding role in the global economy.
Home to some of the most prominent figures of the Civil Rights Movement, Georgia nevertheless wrestled with bringing an end to the Jim Crow era. Early efforts to integrate society were met with resistance from both the public and the state, and it would ultimately take decades for Georgia to fully relinquish the practice of segregation.
In the wake of tumultuous national events during the 1950s and 1960s, Georgia became an increasingly progressive state. Administrations focused more on diversifying Georgia’s economy, politics became more representative of Georgia’s demographics, and the state soon evolved into a regional and national hub for business and entertainment.
In the wake of the Civil War, Georgia faced the dual challenges of rebuilding a shattered economy and integrating freed slaves into its population. As the state struggled to rise from the ashes of war during Reconstruction and into the first decades of the twentieth century, competing visions for the direction of southern politics and the New South economy dominated the state. Along the way, modern forms of entertainment and emerging cultural influences integrated Georgia’s past with its present.
The archeological history of the state from prehistoric to colonial Georgia is explored, including a survey of native civilizations and the effects of European contact, exploration, and settlement.
Overview: It's no secret that government is significantly involved in the U.S. Economy. But do you know all the things the various levels of government do in the economy? This lesson will help you understand the complex ways the government interacts with the U.S. Economy.