Post WWII Developements

757 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
757
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
16
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Post WWII Developements

  1. 1. Post War Georgia
  2. 2. Georgia Modernizes• Georgia’s economy went through a large industrial boom after WW2.• It shifted from a rural to an urban state as farm technology decreased jobs in agriculture and industrial centers grew.
  3. 3. A Change in Agriculture • Cotton was Georgia’s main crop prior to World War Two. • After the war Cotton prices dropped as new modern fabrics were invented. • Row crops such as peanuts, corn, and soybean were grown instead. • Poultry became a major source of income to Georgia’s farmers.
  4. 4. William Hartsfield • Mayor of Atlanta longer than any other mayor (1937-1961) • During his time in office Atlanta grew from 100,000 to 1,000,000 people. • Promoted a racially diverse city as “The city too busy to hate.” • Was instrumental in leading the city out of the Great Depression. • Atlanta-Hartsfield Airport is named in his honor.
  5. 5. Ellis Arnall • Defeated Eugene Talmadge to become Governor of GA 1943-1947. • Worked to bring progressive reform to the state including restoring UGA’s reputation, reforming prisons and the state tax system. • Was defeated by Talmadge for re-election.
  6. 6. Ivan Allen Jr.• Mayor of Atlanta 1962-1970• Removed segregation from Atlanta’s public places.• Brought major sports franchises to Atlanta.
  7. 7. Atlanta’s Sports Teams• Atlanta gained a major league baseball team, the Braves when it moved from Milwaukee in 1966.

×