What was the first method the state government of Georgia used to distribute land and how was it set up? Headright system – head of households given 200 acres of land (white males that were at least 21 years old…more land given if had a family or owned slaves)
Describe the Yazoo Land Fraud and the final results
Political scam/scandal-bribed members of the General Assembly to sell public land to them for low prices; Resulted in changing GA’s western border to the Chattahoochee River
How was the land lottery set up and who could win?
What was important about the city of Louisville and what was one of the only thing it is remembered for? 3rdcapital of GA; showed the population moving west; the location where the Yazoo Land Fraud documents were burned.
Why did the capitol of Georgia move so many times?
Why did the whites want to remove the Creeks off their land?
For their fertile land (cotton)
Identify how the two Creek chiefs: William McIntosh and Alexander McGillivray were different
McIntosh-Creek chief bribed to sign a treaty giving up Creek lands forcing ALL Creeks to LEAVE GA; McGillivray-Creek chief who signed a treaty giving up PART of the Creek land IN RETURN that the US government would honor new boundary lines
Why did the whites want to remove the Cherokees off their land?