History of Georgia (U.S. State)

Try to answer these questions about the history of the state of Georgia
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Last updated: June 14, 2017
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What beverage was invented by Atlanta pharmacist John Pemberton in 1886?
What, until 1903, was the "active" ingredient in that beverage?
What civil rights activist was born in Atlanta in 1929?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who is the only President to be born in Georgia?
Jimmy Carter
What major international event was hosted by Atlanta in 1996?
Summer Olympics
What Atlanta Braves player eclipsed Babe Ruth's career home run record in 1974?
Hank Aaron
What blockbuster 1939 movie tells the story of a southern belle during
the Civil War and Reconstruction?
Gone with the Wind
What President came to Warm Springs, Georgia to relieve his polio symptoms?
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What northern general marched through Georgia on his way to the sea?
William Tecumseh
What was the most populous city in Georgia before the Civil War?
What major golf tournament has been held in Augusta every year since 1934?
The Masters
What was invented by northern inventor Eli Whitney while living in Georgia?
Cotton Gin
What xenophobic organization, led by an Imperial Wizard, was founded near Atlanta in 1915?
Second Ku Klux Klan
What University town was the home of musical groups R.E.M. and the B-52s?
What cable news channel was founded by Ted Turner in 1980?
What nickname for the city of Atlanta was promoted by mayor William B. Hartsfield?
The City Too Busy
to Hate
What civilized Native American tribe lived in northern Georgia before
being forced to move to Oklahoma?
What name has been given to that forced relocation?
The Trail of Tears
Level 81
Jun 14, 2017
Should've gotten the peanut farmer.
Level 82
Jun 15, 2017
Surprised that I got all of them, but the Athens question was featured on the Nat Geo Quiz today. That's the one I would have missed.
Level 57
Feb 14, 2020
It's absolutely crazy how many bands started in Athens.
Level 78
Dec 1, 2017
I really like these history quizzes on states and countries. I always learn something new. (And occasionally I even remember the new things I learned.)
Level 78
Dec 1, 2017
Please make GWTW a standard abbreviation for Gone With the Wind, joining the ranks of LOTR, TMNT, etc.
Level 54
Dec 1, 2017
I concur.
Level 50
Dec 1, 2017
On a lark I tried Gone With Wind and found that you do in fact need "the".
Level 73
Apr 9, 2018
Interesting that Coke is actually the answer for the first two questions.
Level 73
Oct 30, 2019
What "civilized" Native American tribe?
Level 62
Feb 4, 2021
The KKK was originally founded in 1865 in Tennessee. The second Klan was refounded in 1915 in Georgia. Refounded would probably be the more accurate term