Georgia Colony

Presented By: Maya Colter and Mihira Gore,
Come to Georgia! We have rich soils and plenty of natural resources!

Map of Georgia

How, Why, and When was Georgia founded?

  • Year: 1732
  • Founder: James Oglethorpe
  • Reason: To serve as a place where debtors in prison could go to anew and it also served as a barrier against Spanish expansion from Florida.


  • Mostly white
  • England
  • colonists
  • People of London


  • Southern colonies included Tobacco, cotton, rice, indigo (dye), lumber, furs, farm products
  • Crops were traded for things that could not be produced in the plantations like shoes, lace, thread, farm tools and dishes


  • Governed as a Royal Colony
  • 1775
  • representative government
  • all 3 branches of government
  • 1777- constitution made
  • Executive was largest branch
  • Follows the way of the Trustees
  • One of Georgia's main laws was to accept all religions but had to follow ways of trustees
  • Catholics were not allowed
  • Georgia's people wanted more land but the native Americans were in their way


  • Hilly coastal plains
  • plenty of forests
  • depended on will of the people.
  • longer growing seasons- excellent soil
  • Atlantic Ocean to the east
  • east-Appalachian Mountains
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Savannah River
  • Altamaha River
  • part of southern colonies
  • amazing soil, great growing seasons
  • plenty of natural resources- peas, wheat, corn, indigo clothing, clay, ext

Unique Characteristics or Details?

  • Existed from 1732 until 1776
  • Named after King George II of England.
  • last to be established


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