Georgia History

By:Dajanique and Micah

Sequoyah

Sequoyah a Cherokee also known as George Guess, Guest, or Gist developed a Cherokee syllabary that brought literacy to his people. Sequoyah was born near the ancient capital Echota and Fort Loudon in the vicinity of Tellico Blockhouse in Monroe County, Tennessee on the Little Tennessee River among the Overhill or Upper Cherokees.

John Marshall

John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice Of The United States. His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States Constitutional Law and made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches. Previously, Marshall had been a leader of the Federalist Party in Virginia and served in the United States House of Representatives from 1799 to 1800. He was Secretary of State under President John Adams from 1800 to 1801.