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