For the country of Georgia, see this article: Republic of Georgia.
|Nickname||Empire State of the South|
|Governor||Nathan Deal, R|
|Senator||Johnny Isakson, R |
|Senator||David Perdue, R |
|Ratification of Constitution/or statehood||January 2, 1788|
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 of Georgia and its largest city is Atlanta.
The state Constitution of Georgia, like all of the other 50 states, acknowledges God or our Creator or the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe. It says:
- To perpetuate the principles of free government, insure justice to all, preserve peace, promote the interest and happiness of the citizen and of the family, and transmit to posterity the enjoyment of liberty, we the people of Georgia, relying upon the protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution.
- Sen. Johnny Isakson (R)
- Sen. David Perdue (R)
- Rep. Buddy Carter [R, GA-1]
- Rep. Sanford Bishop [D, GA-2]
- Rep. Drew Ferguson [R, GA-3]
- Rep. Henry Johnson [D, GA-4]
- Rep. John Lewis [D, GA-5]
- Rep. Karen Handel [R, GA-6] (Vacancy)
- Rep. Rob Woodall [R, GA-7]
- Rep. Austin Scott [R, GA-8]
- Rep. Doug Collins [R, GA-9]
- Rep. Jody Hice [R, GA-10]
- Rep. Barry Loudermilk [R, GA-11]
- Rep. Rick Allen [R, GA-12]
- Rep. David Scott [D, GA-13]
- Rep. Tom Graves [R, GA-14]
- Governor Nathan Deal (R)
- Lt. Governor Casey Cagle (R)
- Secretary of State Brian Kemp (R)
- Attorney General Christopher Carr (R)
- Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black (R)
- School Superintendent Richard Woods (R)
- Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens (R)
- Labor Commissioner Mark Butler (R)
The Republican Party hold large majorities in both the State House and Senate, as of 2017.
- 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.
- Georgia Guidestones
- A Forgotten Man: Congressman Larry McDonald passenger on board KAL 007 shot down by the Soviets on Sept. 1, 1983
- The Crossing of Jesse Helms, Larry McDonald, Noelle Anne, and Little Stacy Marie