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GEORGIA. By: Rebecca Kane. Date It Became A State. Georgia became a State in 1733. Counties were not formed until 1777. At that time it was only a portion of what Georgia is today. Nickname. Georgia’s nickname is the “Peach State”. Georgia is known for their highest quality of fruit.
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GEORGIABy: Rebecca KaneDate It Became A State
  • Georgia became a State in 1733.
  • Counties were not formed until 1777.
  • At that time it was only a portion of what Georgia is today.
  • Nickname
  • Georgia’s nickname is the “Peach State”. Georgia is known for their highest quality of fruit.
  • The peach became the state official fruit in 1995.
  • Motto
  • The Motto is Wisdom, Justice and Moderation.
  • Georgia hasn’t specifically adopted a Motto. Their mottoes were adopted as elements of the State Seal.
  • State Flower
  • The state flower is the Cherokee Rose.
  • In 1916 with help of women clubs the flower was named as the floral emblem.
  • The name came from the Cherokee who widely distributed the plant.
  • State Bird
  • Brown Thrasher
  • The state game bird is the Bobwhite
  • State Animal
  • State Mammal- Right Wale
  • State Reptile- Gopher Tortoise
  • State Fish- Largemouth Bass
  • State Amphibian- Green Tree Frog
  • State Insect- Honeybee
  • State Butterfly- Tiger Swallowtail
  • State Seal
  • The seal is a symbolic image of the constitution as an arch. The arch is held up by 3 pillars to represent the 3 branches of government. It has a banner on there witch says “ Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation”(Georgia’s motto). Then the constitution symbol is protected with a guardian.
  • State Tree
  • Live Oak
  • State Song
  • Georgia’s State Song is “Georgia On My Mind”.
  • Lyrics
  • http://www.50states.com/songs/georgia.htm
  • State FlagGeorgia’s State flag has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms in the blue section of the flag. The 13 state are to represent Georgia’s position as one of the 13 original colonies.State Jewel/Mineral
  • Quartz is the state gem
  • Staurolite is the state mineral
  • State Coin
  • The coin represents several symbolic traditions.
  • The Peach is in the middle, the peach is very associated around Georgia.
  • For the background it displays Live Oak branches with the State Motto.
  • Historical Significance
  • About 2,600 local historical icons cover the state.
  • Georgia became the 13th colony in USA.
  • It also was the only one out of the 13 to receive a financial aid by a vote of Parliament and the British government took part.
  • Climate
  • The climate is mostly high humidity and heavy precipitation. (1,000-2,000mm/yr)
  • In midwinter the average temp. is 5c
  • In midsummer the average temp is 22c
  • The temps are influenced from the South and the North, so Georgia acts like a boundary from warm and colder air.
  • Famous Person
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Born on Jan. 15, 1929 in Atlanta
  • He was a big part in the civil rights movement
  • Map & Location
  • Southern US
  • Ranked 21st in size out of 50 states
  • Total area is 58,910 sq mi
  • Capital
  • The Capital of Georgia is Atlanta
  • Atlanta is the home of the “Atlanta Falcons”.
  • Foods & Crops
  • 11.1Million acres devoted to farm land
  • Georgia grows pretty much everything. Some examples are blueberries, greens, onions, corn, cotton, meat, peaches, melons, squash, etc.
  • Governor
  • Sonny Perdue
  • Sworn in as Georgia’s 81 governor on Jan 13, 2003.
  • He went right into business by reforming state budgets, cutting wasteful spending, and setting priorities.
  • Sports Teams
  • Professional
  • Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
  • Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
  • Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
  • Stadiums
  • Georgia Dome
  • Philips Arena
  • Famous Landmarks, Places, Etc
  • A famous landmarks
  • Stone Mountain
  • The Little white House
  • Sea Island
  • Kennesaw Mount.
  • Warm Springs (where President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945)
  • Elevations
  • The highest point in Georgia is from 5,000-10,000ft
  • The lowest is Sea Level.
  • Most of the higher elevation is in the North, because of Appalachian Mountains.
  • Representatives
  • Senators
  • Saxby Chambliss
  • John Isakson
  • Representatives
  • 13 representatives from 13 different districts
  • Taxes
  • Single Taxpayers:
  • 1% on the 1st $750 of taxable income
  • 2% on taxable income between $751 and $2250
  • 3% on taxable income between $2251 and $3750
  • 4% on taxable income between $3751 and $5250
  • 5% on Taxable income between $5251 and $7000
  • 6% on taxable income exceeding $7000
  • Cost of Average Home
  • Value of Owner-occupied
  • $111,200
  • Price asked for housing units
  • $96,500
  • Incomes
  • Median Household
  • $42,433
  • Median Family
  • $94,280
  • Per-Capita
  • $21,154
  • Population
  • 2009 estimate
  • 9,829,211
  • Natural Resources
  • forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth
  • References
  • http://mygeorgiagenealogy.com/index.html
  • http://www.50states.com/bio/nickname1.htm
  • http://www.netstate.com/states/mottoes/ga_motto.htm
  • http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/georgia/
  • http://www.stateanimals.com/states/georgia/index.html
  • http://www.bankrate.com/brm/itax/edit/state/profiles/state_tax_Ga.asp
  • http://www.trulia.com/sitemap/Georgia-real-estate/
  • More Reference
  • http://www.archaeolink.com/georgia_history_historic_georgia.htm
  • http://www.photius.com/countries/georgia/climate/georgia_climate_climate.html
  • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/famous-people-from-georgia.html
  • http://www.50states.com/sports/georgia.htm
  • http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/schools/coolspring/wstroud/ga.htm
  • http://www.netstate.com/states/geography/mapcom/ga_mapscom.htm
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