Unit 08 - Georgia and Post-WWII Growth

Classroom Presentation (in order to view the presentation and listen to the audio lectures simultaneously, right click the .pdf attachment [or, if using a Mac, control + click the attachment], open the attachment in a separate window, and play the appropriate audio presentation below):

Audio Presentations (open the classroom presentation above in a separate window, and select the appropriate audio presentation by hitting the play button):

- Unit 8, Lesson 1 - Changes in Agriculture; Hartsfield, Allen, and the Growth of Atlanta
- Unit 8, Lesson 2 - The "Progressive" Leadership of Governor Ellis Arnall
- Unit 8, Lesson 3 - Four Transportation System & GA Turns to Business/Industry

Supplementary Resources (a number of items have been provided below - pictures, video clips, downloadable attachments, etc. - to help you further investigate the themes and lessons encountered in this unit; note that, due to certain Internet restrictions, not all video clips may be accessible while at school):

-- POST-WW2 GEORGIA (1945 - 1970) --

Cast of Characters

William B. Hartsfield - Mayor of Atlanta from the 1930s to the 1960s who was instrumental in the building of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Atlanta's expressway system; he is considered a pioneer in the field of transportation.
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - The world's busiest airport (as of 2011)...
Ivan Allen, Jr. - Mayor of Atlanta from 1962-1970, Allen would lead a cultural transformation that would turn Atlanta into a world-class city.
The Atlanta Civic Center (completed in 1968)
The Atlanta Memorial Arts Cultural Center.
Atlanta Braves team logo
Henry "Hank" Aaron - His 755 career homeruns is still considered by many to be the all-time homerun record (since it was set prior to the steroids era).
The Braves starting rotation of John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux is still considered, by many, to be one of the greatest in the history of baseball.
1995 World Series Champions - Ted Turner hoists the World Series trophy after the Braves defeated the Cleveland Indians, 1-0, in game six of the 1995 World Series.
The 1995 World Series championship ring.
Atlanta Falcons team logo
Norb Hecker - The first coach of the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta Hawks team logo
Ellis Arnall - GA's "progressive" governor who, in 1942, became the nation's youngest governor (at age 35), and the only man to ever beat Eugene Talmadge in an election, when he used the issue of the Cocking Affair to win election to the Governor's office.


Cast of Characters


Henry "Hank" Aaron hits his 715th home run, breaking Babe Ruth's all-time record:

The Atlanta Braves defeat the Cleveland Indians in game six of the 1995 World Series:

Georgia Stories: The Coca-Cola Story

Enrichment Activities (using the "Analyzing a Primary Source" worksheet, download and analyze one of the attached primary source documents below):