Covering the period surrounding the Civil War, from Antebellum to Reconstruction Georgia, this unit discusses life in pre-war Georgia, the state’s role in the Civil War, and how Georgia ultimately approached its reintegration with the Union.
Chapter 11: Life of the People in Antebellum Society
Chapter 12: A Nation Comes Apart
Chapter 13: The Civil War
Chapter 14: Reconstruction Comes to Georgia
A closer look at Georgia’s state and local governments is offered detailing the organization, powers, and role of each of the three branches of government.
Allen Padgett from the Department of Natural Resources leads a group of students into a cave in Cloudland Canyon in the Appalachian Plateau of northwest Georgia. Along the way he describes how caves and valleys in north Georgia were formed by the forces of nature lifting up massive rocks to create mountains with pockets underneath.
The Warm Springs virtual field trip explores Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s personal ties to Georgia, including his struggle with polio and his interaction with Georgia citizens.