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Map of Alabama and Georgia

Map of Alabama and Georgia

Map of Alabama and Georgia

The map of Alabama and Georgia are connected by the Deep River and the Chattahoochee rivers. The Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean are to the east. The rivers flowing through Alabama and Georgia that meet the Atlantic and Gulf, respectively, are the Mobile and Chattahoochee. These rivers create a line through the states, cutting Alabama in half.

Alabama

This relief map of northern Alabama and Georgia was produced and published in 1864 by the U.S. Coast Survey Office. Contributors to the map include A. Lindenkohl, H. Lindenkohl and Charles G. Krebs. It shows cities, towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and railroads. (Source:Alabama became a state in 1819. Northern Alabama’s early economy revolved around agriculture. Cotton was grown abundantly throughout Alabama’s fertile lands. During the American Civil War Alabama seceded from the United States. Alabama ratified its new constitution in February of 1868 )Alabama is nicknamed the Yellowhammer State, after the state bird. Alabama is also known as the "Heart of Dixie" and the "Cotton State".

The state tree is the longleaf pine, and the state flower is the camellia. Alabama's capital is Montgomery, and its largest city by populatThe state's geography is diverse, with the north dominated by the mountainous Tennessee Valley and the south by Mobile Bay, a historically significant port. Politically, as part of the Deep South, Alabama is now a predominantly conservative state, and it is known for its Southern culture. Today, American football, particularly at the college level at schools like Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Alabama A&M University, Alabama State University, Troy University, the University of South Alabama, and Jacksonville State University is a major part of the state's culture. Alabama (/ËŒæləˈbæmÉ™/) is a state in the Southeastern region of the United States, bordered by Tennessee to the north; Georgia to the east; Florida and the Gulf of Mexico to the south; and Mississippi to the west. Alabama is the 30th largest by area and the 24th-most populous of the U.S. states. With a total of 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of inland waterways, Alabama has among the most of any state. (Source:en.wikipedia.org)

City

Continued racial discrimination and lynchings, agricultural depression, and the failure of the cotton crops due to boll weevil infestation led tens of thousands of African Americans from rural Alabama and other states to seek opportunities in northern and midwestern cities during the early decades of the 20th century as part of the Great Migration out of the South. Beginning in the 1940s, when the courts started taking the first steps to recognize the voting rights of black voters, the Alabama legislature took several counter-steps designed to disfranchise black voters. The legislature passed, and the voters ratified [as these were mostly white voters], a state constitutional amendment that gave local registrars greater latitude to disqualify voter registration applicants.

Black citizens in Mobile successfully challenged this amendment as a violation of the Fifteenth Amendment. The legislature also changed the boundaries of Tuskegee to a 28-sided figure designed to fence out blacks from the city limits. The Supreme Court unanimously held that this racial "gerrymandering" violated the Constitution. In 1961, ... the Alabama legislature also intentionally diluted the effect of the black vote by instituting numbered place requirements for local elections. Rural workers poured into the largest cities in the state for better jobs and a higher standard of living. One example of this massive influx of workers occurred in Mobile. Between 1940 and 1943, more than 89,000 people moved into the city to work for war-related industries.(Source:en.wikipedia.org)

 

 

 

 

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