ERIC Number: ED156582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of the Revolution upon Georgia's Economy, 1775-1789.
One of a series of pamphlets about effects of the American Revolution in Georgia, this document reviews Georgia's economy during the years 1775-1789. It can be used as supplementary reading or a two-week unit for junior or senior high school students. A brief teacher's guide is included. The main part of the pamphlet relates the political and economic changes created during the Revolution in Georgia. Before the Revolution, Georgia had a flourishing economy with rice and indigo exports. Mercantile interests in London dominated Georgia's commerce and an extensive plantation economy developed in the coastal low country. Lumbering also increased. However, beginning with the Stamp Act in 1765, Georgia's export business was curtailed and ultimately prohibited except with loyal British colonies. Problems were compounded by devaluation of continental currency, scarcity of imported foodstuffs and farm equipment, and the exodus of Tories and slaves who had managed and worked on the plantations. However, within a decade of the panic of 1786, Georgia began to acquire financial stability, increased trade, and attracted new settlers. The teacher's guide presents learning and skill objectives, activities, and discussion questions based on the text. (Author/AV)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Economic Change, Economic Climate, Exports, Instructional Materials, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Political Influences, Reading Materials, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social Change, State History, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teaching Guides, Textbooks, United States History
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia Commission for the Bicentennial Celebration, Atlanta.; Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
Note: For related documents, see SO 010 987-993; Figure on page 4 and photograph on page 7 may not reproduce clearly in hard copy