SS8H5 Study Guide

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Alexander McGillivray
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Leader of the Creek government
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Andrew Jackson
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US President who supported the removal of Native Americans/Indians
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Sequoyah
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Created the Cherokee writing system/sllabry
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John Marshall
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice who ruled in favor of the Cherokee
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William McIntosh
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Lost his life because of the treaty he agreed to and signed
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John Ross
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Leader of the Cherokee government who was an attorney
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UGA
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1st public college in America
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Louisville
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3rd capital of Georgia
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Headright System
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A system of granting land based on number the number of people and slaves that live with the head of a household
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Land Lotteries
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A system of acquiring land where one buys the right for a chance to have your number drawn so you can purchase a piece of land
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Yazoo Land Fraud
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A scandal that involved legislators from Georgia that resulted in people receiving to sell for a profit by bribing the state legislators
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Worcester vs Georgia
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A supreme court case ruling the Cherokee had right to rule themselves and so Georgia’s laws not binding, so Worcester should be freed.
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Dahlonega Gold Rush
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Gold found in 1829 and prospectors forced the removal of Cherokees in their pursuit of gold
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Cotton Gin
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Device used to clean cotton which caused a need to increase the production of cotton and growth of slavery
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Railroad Expansion
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This expansion is what helped the growth of Atlanta(Terminis) which led to it becoming a major city in Georgia.
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George Matthews
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James Jackson
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