Year 5 - Atlanta
Year 5 are Atlanta Class! We have been learning about the capital city of the U.S. state of Georgia. It started off as a railway terminus in the 1830s and so people started to build their houses there. By 1860 the population had grown to nearly 10,000 people. Atlanta played an important part in the American Civil War and was destroyed in a huge battle in 1864. After the war ended, it had to be rebuilt. It is for this reason that the symbol of Atlanta is a phoenix, which ‘rises from the ashes’, just like Atlanta had to. 100 years later, Atlanta became one of the key cities in the Civil Rights Movement and demonstrations took place in order to improve the life of black people living in America. Martin Luther King, a key figure in this movement, was born in Atlanta. Today, Atlanta is famous for being home to the Coco-Cola factory and CNN, among other big businesses. It is also a centre for black education and has one of the largest airports in the world.
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