Georgia

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For the country of Georgia, see this article: Georgia.

Georgia
Capital Atlanta
Nickname Empire State of the South
Official Language English
Governor Nathan Deal, R
Senator Saxby Chambliss, R
(202) 224-3521
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Senator Johnny Isakson, R
(202) 224-3643
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Ratification of Constitution/or statehood January 2, 1788
Flag of Georgia Motto:
  1. "Wisdom, Justice, and Moderation"
  2. "Agriculture and commerce"

Georgia is a state in the southern United States. It was one of the original thirteen British colonies in the United States. It joined the Confederate States of America, Confederacy, before the beginning of the American Civil War. The capital and largest city is Atlanta.

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History

Oglethorpe builds Savannah

Politics

Georgia has been a red state in presidential elections since 1996, favoring the Republican candidates. It last favored a Democrat candidate in 1992 when it supported Bill Clinton.

Elected officials

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Statewide

Memorials

  • Dem. Congressman, 7th District Larry McDonald (1935-1983), a conservative Member of Congress, was onboard Korean Airlines Flight 007 when it was shot down by Soviet warplanes in 1983. His is the only reported Cold War death by the USSR of a sitting congressman. His memory is honored in renaming Interstate Highway 75, which runs from the Chattahoochee River northward to the Tennessee state line.

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