Yazoo Land Fraud in Primary sources

C.H. Warren Illustration of the Burning of the Yazoo Act, MS 1675.
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Scandal, corruption, and political intrigue—no, this is not another blog post about the 2016 presidential election. The scandal under discussion in this blog dates back to the 1780s and 1790s. The Yazoo Land Fraud centered around the issue of what Georgia should do with its vast western territories which spanned most of modern-day Alabama and…

Episode 20: Georgians React to the United States Constitution

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In the latest episode of Sophia’s Schoolhouse, Dr. Stan Deaton, The Dr. Elaine B. Andrews Distinguished Historian, analyzes a letter written by Lachlan McIntosh in 1787. In the letter, McIntosh gives his opinion of the newly created Constitution. Through his analysis of this primary source, Dr. Deaton gives us a glimpse into how Georgians reacted…

Episode 19: Understanding the Constitutional Convention

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Join Stan Deaton, Ph.D. in Sophia’s Schoolhouse to learn about the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Get insight into the people and circumstances surrounding the creation of the most important document in American history. Inspired to study the United States Constitution? The Georgia Historical Society has developed a free online course to help you improve your knowledge!…

Episode 18: Get to Know Abraham Baldwin

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Get to know Abraham Baldwin, one of Georgia’s signers of the United States Constitution. Join Stan Deaton, Ph.D. in Sophia’s Schoolhouse to learn more about this fascinating figure from Georgia’s past. Inspired to study the United States Constitution? The Georgia Historical Society has developed a free online course to help you improve your knowledge! Visit…

Episode 17: Top Ten Reasons to Study the United States Constitution

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Get your students excited about Constitution Day with Stan Deaton, Emmy-award winning host of Today in Georgia History, as he delivers his top ten reasons for studying the United States Constitution. Inspired to study the United States Constitution? The Georgia Historical Society has developed a free online course to help you improve your knowledge! Visit…

Episode 16: Get to Know James Edward Oglethorpe Part 4, 1743 – 1785

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Get to know James Edward Oglethorpe, founder of the Georgia Colony, in this episode of Sophia’s Schoolhouse. This video is part four of four. Follow the instructions below the video to access a video guide with a video script, vocabulary words, a quiz, and more. Click here to visit the Sophia’s Schoolhouse webpage on the…