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[GA] Timeline

1732: Georgia is established as a royal colony by King George II of England

1733: First settlers arrive in Georgia

1750: Slavery emerges in the region

1755: First official black codes are established in Georgia

1770: Black codes establish a $25 fine for teaching slaves to read

1773: Georgia's slave population is estimated at 15,000

1788, January 2: Georgia enters the Union

1829: Fine for teaching slaves to read is increased to $500

1850: Georgia House of Representatives votes to repeal the 1829 law regarding the teaching of slaves, but the measure fails in the state Senate

1852: Georgia legislature increases the penalty for racial mixing

1858:409 slaves from Africa arrive in Georgia

1861, January 19: Georgia secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy

1862: Union forces seize control of coastal Georgia

1863: Blacks are permitted to enlist in the Union army

1865: Congress establishes the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands

1870, July 15: Georgia is readmitted to the Union; Georgia begins tax supported school system for freedmen

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