The Carnegie Library is an important library, as is the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library. Some important museums are the High Museum of Art, Georgia Museum of Art, and the Atlanta History Center and SciTrek. Some famous Georgia people are Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Henry "Hank" Aaron, Jim Brown, Jackie Robinson, Gladys Knight, Ty Cobb, Newt Gingrich, Sidney Lanier, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and William T. Sherman. Some other facts about Georgia are that 69% of its power comes from fossil fuel power plants, visitors spend $15.5 billion annually in the state, it has 9 civilian airports, in 2002 it had 115,777 miles of road, Atlanta is the leading commercial center of the state, in 2002 there were 127 AM and 130 FM radio stations, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is one of the best in the South, there are two national forests, and 59 state parks.
When Stephen F. Austin brought the “Old 300” to Texas, they got about 4,338 acres for grazing, and 177 acres for farmland and labor. This is where the first slave-based cotton plantation came into being. The Texas’ farms were starting to be a commercial business. Small family farms were becoming more frequent, and the livestock business became popular, all between 1836 and the Civil War in 1861. Cotton production generated most of the state’s agriculture production and sales.
The community prides itself upon having an agribusiness economy, based on poultry and cattle production. Much of the growth that the community has experienced has been along two exits that are located off of the major interstate in the area. This has led to a stable community that has not seen any drastic changes in its economy, housing or population. Native born citizens make up ninety seven percent of the population. Banks County is located approximately seventy seven miles northeast of Atlanta’s Major airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, which is the leading factor in how the economy is based on agriculture and faming.
As a result of this, land owners were now able to have large cotton plantations across the south (How the Cotton Gin). Southerners were becoming wealthy very fast because of the cotton gin. Eli Whitney’s invention of the Cotton Gin made cotton the South’s main crop making more slave labor needed and political tensions rise. Harvesting cotton needed a lot of hard labor. When the cotton farms got bigger, the need for slaves increased.
Around the globe, cotton belongs to the one of the most important crops. Approximately, 130 nations manufactured cotton during 2000, and it is projected that the crop was planted on 2.5 percent of the globe’s arable land zone, enabling it to become one of the most crucial in terms of land use after food grains and soybeans. In developing nations, like the United States, it accounts for approximately three percent of the total crop area. Cotton is manufactured for different reasons such as meeting people's basic wants and needs, distributing to achieve foreign exchange, or manufacturing textiles for exports. Cotton is a good cash resource for millions of farmers.
At the end of the 1820s Augustin Smith Clayton of Athens constructed a cotton mill near his hometown, hoping to prove the protective tariff that subsidized northern industry at the expense of southerners unnecessary. Augustin Smith Clayton Two of Georgia's important politi... ... middle of paper ... ...ustrial manufacture. Others created industries ancillary to ongoing textile industrialization, such as bobbin mills and foundries. The thirty-year cycle of boom and bust in Georgia's antebellum textile industry proved that the success of southern textile mills was inversely related to long-term trends in the price of cotton. When agriculture suffered, mill building flourished.
In his later years, he served as United States Senator from 1857 to 1860. Hammond’s voice was very loud when it came to the issue of slavery. He was not ashamed to let everyone know how much he supported it. In 1831, Hammond became the owner of a cotton plantation called Silver Bluff. There were 147 slaves at Silver Bluff when Hammond arrived to take possession of it.
Mr. Herbert Clutter was the most successful farmer in Holcomb: "He was, however, the community's most widely known citizen, prominent both there and in Garden City, the close dash by county seat..." (6). Capote details his numerous activities, including filling a position in the Federal Farm Credit Board during the Eisenhower administration. He was also "chairman of the Kansas Conference of Farm Organizations and his name is everywhere respectfully recognized among Midwestern agriculturalists" (6). Capoteselects important details in characterizing each family member. The strongly admired Clutter family had four children, three girls and one boy.
Westward migration was also seen as cotton spread throughout western land like a wildfire. Almost immediately, cotton was transformed into a major export. ?Cotton exports averaged about $9 million annually from 1803 to 1807, about 22 percent of the value of all exports, from 1815 to 1819, they averaged over $23 million, or 39 percent of the total, and from the mid-1830s to 1860, they accounted for more than half the value of all exports in the nation.? (Tindall and Shi, 418) Eli?s invention inspired other people to attempt to make their own farming tools. ?The development of effective iron plows greatly eased the backbreaking job of tilling the soil.?
The King Cotton, phrase frequently used by Southerners and authors pre and post-Civil war era, indicating the economic and political importance of cotton production. “After the invention of the cotton gin in 1793. The cotton gin was a machine that easily separates cotton fibers from their seeds, allowing for much greater productivity than manual cotton separation”(Cotton in the South, Eichhorn). The cotton gin allowed cotton to surpass tobacco as the dominant cash crop in the agricultural economy of the South, soon comprising more than half the total U.S. exports. “At the time of the American Civil War Southern plantations generated 75% of the world 's cotton supply” (Cotton in the South).