The Georgia flag has three red and white stripes and the state coat of arms on a blue field in the upper left corner. Thirteen stars surrounding the seal denotes Georgia's position as one of the original thirteen colonies. On the seal three pillars supporting an arch represent the three branches of government; legislative, judicial and executive. A man with sword drawn is defending the Constitution, whose principles are wisdom, justice and moderation. The date 1776 represents the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Flag adopted May 8th, 2003
Georgia is known as the “Peach State” because of the growers' reputation for producing the highest quality fruit. The peach became the official state fruit in 1995 . source: http://www.sos.state.ga.us/museum/html/state_fruit.html
The area we now call Georgia has been inhabited at least 10,000 years. The earliest known residents, the Paleo and Archaic people of B.C. 10,000 to B.C. 1,000, left little evidence of their communities beyond pottery fragments and spear points. e the major tribes of Native Americans that lived in this state. Include a few interesting facts about these people.
In 1540, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto was probably the first European to explore what is today Georgia . The French made a brief appearance at this time, but were quickly expelled by Spanish forces from Florida .
the Spanish established a fort on St. Catherines Island, south of present-day Savannah, the first of a series of fortified positions along the coast.
Georgia was the last of the 13 original colonies.The object in founding the colony of Georgia was threefold: to afford an opportunity to the unfortunate poor to begin life over again, to offer a refuge to persecuted Protestants of Europe, and to erect a military barrier between the Carolinas and Spanish Florida. Colonial Georgia was made up mostly of farmers, and had few towns, Savannah being the most important.
Representatives: Jack Kingston, Sanford D. Bishop Jr, Lynn A. Westmoreland, Hank Johnson, John Lewis, Tom Price, John Linder, James Marshall, Nathan Deal, Charlie Norwood, Jr, J. Phillip Gingrey, John Barrow, David Scott. Source: http://www.unityparty.us/georgia-senators-representatives.htm
State legislature: The Georgia General Assembly, the formal title of the legislature, was formed in 1777.The House of Representatives and Senate operate with similar powers, except that appropriation bills must originate in the House, while confirmation of the Governor’s appointments rests with the Senate. The concurrence of both bodies is necessary before any bill may become a law.The House of Representatives has 180 members and the Senate has 56. Source: www.georgia.gov
Tell about the weather in your state: In Georgia, winters are very cold, with night temperatures below freezing for much of the time, but the daytime weather is usually mild enough to sit outdoors, with only an occasional snowfall. Summers, by contrast, can be hot and humid with heat wave spells lasting days at a time.
Some things you might say are: Hot and humid in the summer, mildly cold in the winter.
The average high temperature in July is: 90 degrees
The average high temperature in January is: 50 degrees
The average yearly precipitation is: 50.78 inches
Rivers and Body of Water Chatahoochee, Flint, Oconee Clarke Hill, Lake Hartwell, Lake Lanier, Lake Russell, Lake Sinclair
Jonquil-tall, yellow flowers that grow wild in March and April.
Pecan Trees-medium sized trees that are farmed for their nuts.
-All of these are animals that are wild and are popular for hunting.
Places to Visit The largest city, Atlanta, is located in north-central Georgia, atop a ridge southeast of the Chattahoochee River . The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of 5,376,285, although the city proper has 537,958 residents.