Georgia in World War I

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Between 85,000 and 100,000 Georgians join
the armed forces
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Camp Benning
Fort McPherson
Camp Gordon
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Textile mills made fabric for military uniforms
Railroads carried arms, ammunition, and
soldiers to ports
Farmers grew more crops, tobacco, and
livestock
“victory gardens” people grew their own foods
so there would be more food for the military
Women volunteered for the Red Cross, knitted
and sold war bonds
Pages 284-285
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Fort Mc Pherson
Atlanta, Training, German prisoners of war
Camp Gordon
Atlanta, 230,000 training near railroads
Camp Benning
1917-Columbus, trained infantry troops, later U.S. Infantry School
Camp Hancock
Augusta, soldiers training military supply and weapons school
Fort Oglethorpe
Near Chickamauga, horse cavalry instruction
1.
What was the “final blow” that led the U.S.
to declare war?
A. anti-German propaganda in the United
States
B. attacks on American merchant ships
C. sinking of the Lusitania
D. Zimmermann telegram
2.
At which Georgia military installation did
infantry train in World War I?
A. Camp Augusta
B. Camp Benning
C. Camp Gordon
D. Camp McPherson
Boll Weevil
1920’s boll Weevil destroyed Georgia farmers primary
source of income
The Boll Weevil came from Mexico and moved
through Texas and into the southern states
By 1923’s cotton production had dropped to 600,000 bales from
2.8 million bales in 1914.
Using page 286 in your textbook:
1. What happened to over 60,000 of Georgia’s farms after the
boll weevil?
2. What caused cotton prices to fall by 60% to %cents per pound?
3. What became Georgia’s second most important crop?
4. What other crops and other types of produce did Georgia begin
producing?
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