Unit 6: Growth and Expansion Land Policies After the Revolutionary War, Georgia ______________________ access to a large amount of land from the _________________________________ who sided with the British. The land Georgia claimed stretched all the way to _______________________________. The Revolutionary War veterans believed that all citizens had the ______________________ to land ownership. o Georgia’s political leadership _________________________________. o The question became what was the best way to __________________ the land to the people of the state. Headright System: The first approach to allocate the land was called the __________________________________. o Georgia gave _____________________ of acres to Revolutionary War veterans. (ex. Austin Dabney) o __________________ of households (white men over the age of 21) began with 200 acres and had the “___________________” to receive up to 1,000 acres, depending on whether they had a family or slaves. o 50 acres for each family member, 10 acres for each slave This system _____________________ when there were too many claimants and not enough land. It lasted until 1803. Vocabulary: _______________________________________: someone who buys property expecting that its value will increase and it will be sold at a profit bribe: ______________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________: to surrender ownership to land Yazoo Act: The lure of money led the government to ___________________________________. The 1,000 acres limit was not adhered to. o They granted __________________ land than ________________ to land speculators who hoped to make a ________________ profit later. o This practice is known as “______________________.” Other land speculators wanted the vast amount of territory that is _________________________________________. o Speculators in four companies _________________ legislators to pass a bill that sold them huge tracks of land in the ______________________ (currently Alabama and Mississippi) for a really cheap price. o This came to be known as the _____________________________________________________. o When the citizens found out, they were ___________________________________! The ________________________ burned the Yazoo Act on the steps of the Capitol in Louisville. The act was _____________________________ in 1796. The _________________________ government paid more than $_______ million to help Georgia settle Yazoo land claims. In 1802, Georgia __________ (gave up) its land claims _______________ of the Chattahoochee River to the federal government for $1.25 million. Land Lottery: The _________________________________ changed the way that land was granted in Georgia. The final approach Georgia used for land allocation was the _______________________________. o It gave people an ___________________ chance to the land. o Every free white male who lived in Georgia for a ________________ was given one chance. o A man with a ___________________ was given ________________________ chances. o A ______________________ with children was given ________________ chances.