Georgia was one of the 13 original colonies and took part in the formation of our union. It became a state when it became the fourth state to approve the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788. It seceded from the Union on January 21, 1861 and was one of the original seven Confederate states. It was the last state to be readmitted to the Union, on July 15, 1870. Celebrate your state's history by displaying state symbols, animals, and state flags. Find your supplies at Flagandbanner.com today.