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Georgia and the American Revolution
Acts of War - The American Revolution in Georgia
List of the Acts of Parliment that led to the American Revolution and the effect on the state of Georgia.
Georgia in 1763
Changes in the colonies after the French and Indian War, and the Proclamation of 1763 sow the earliest seeds of the Revolution.
Sugar Act; Stamp Act
Georgia's planter class grows. The response to the Sugar Act and Stamp Act
The Townshend Acts: Rebellion to the North
Georgia becomes embroiled in the battle over the Townshend Acts because of pressure from more radical states like Massachusetts and South Carolina
The House Dissolved
Unhappy with the Lower House's choice of Noble Jones as speaker, the Governor dissolves the house.
Radicals Gain Power
The Radical movement failed to get support until the middle 1770's in Georgia. At the First Continental Congress Georgia is not represented.
Georgia joins the Continental Congress
Georgia selects representatives to the Second Continental Congress
A Colony at War
From the start of the Second Continental Congress to the Battle of the Rice Boats, March 2-3, 1776
A State and Union formed
Georgia forms as a state, and the United States forms as a country.
The First Florida Expedition
Between August and October, 1776 Georgia launched one of three attempts to destroy British East Florida
A Leader Dies
The death of Archibald Bulloch increases the factionalism of the Whig party
The Second Florida Expedition
McIntosh chosen to lead expedition; Gwinnett looses gubenatorial election; McIntosh and Button Gwinnett duel, Gwinnett dies; Expedition a failure
The Third Florida Expedition
Four commanders lead a combined force of Continental Regulars and Georgia and South Carolina militia south to the St. Marys River in 1778.
Britain Attacks Georgia
Following the disjointed Patriot attack in the Summer of 1778, the British launch an offensive that captures most of the state.
Georgia Fights Back
Patriots move to backcountry Georgia and attempt to fight the superior British force.
The Siege and Battle of Savannah
After securing the support of French Admiral D'estaing, Benjamin Lincoln, Lachlan McIntosh and James Jackson lay siege to Savannah, attacking it on Oct. 9, 1779.
There comes a reaper: Georgia after the Battle of Savannah
With the loss at Savannah, the Continentals withdraw and leave the state to be protected by loose-knit groups of militia.
The Liberation of Georgia
Elijah Clarke, Andrew Pickens, Anthony Wayne and James Jackson work to free Georgia from British tyranny.


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