Georgia is inspirational. Georgia was admitted to the Union of the United States of America on January 2, 1788. Georgia was established in 1732, making it the final of the original Thirteen Colonies. It was fourth to ratify the United States Constitution and to be admitted to the Union. In 1861 Georgia succeeded from the Union to be in the Confederate States during the Civil War. Major battles were fought in Georgia. On July 15, 1870 it became the last state to be restored to the Union. Georgia went from being a colony that prohibited slavery to fighting for the Confederacy to having one of its nicknames Empire State of the South.
Another nickname of Georgia is Peach State. Some may think of pecans when they think of Georgia because of its output of pecans. In addition to peaches and pecans, staples of Georgia’s agriculture include cotton, peanuts, rye, pine trees, tobacco, and vegetables. Mining of mineral products is important to the state’s economy as well. The economy is strong. Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies are headquartered in Georgia. The world’s busiest airport is in Georgia. In addition to having the airport, Atlanta, Georgia impacts the economy with its growth in real estate, service, and communications industries.
Georgia is bordered by Florida, the Atlantic Ocean, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina. The Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains are highpoints, foothills, coastal plains, and the lowest point at the Atlantic Ocean help provide diversity of geology, terrain, flora, fauna, and climate.
Georgia has 63 parks, including state parks, historic sites, and state wildlife preserves. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or Civil War Heritage Trails can be enjoyed. Other recreational activities include rock climbing, hunting, and fishing.
Georgia’s influence on fine and performing arts, literature, television, music, and film has been significant aspects of culture. Professional major league sports, college sports, PGA’s Masters golf tournament, and other sporting events are significant aspects as well. The Summer Olympics in 1996 took place in Atlanta for example. Jimmy Carter, past United States President, and Ty Cobb, Baseball Hall of Famer, was both from Georgia.
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