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HISTORY OF COLONIZATION OF GA 2-COLUMN NOTES. COLONIES BEFORE GEORGIA o Left hand side: o England had settled 12 colonies. o “Carolina” was founded in.

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1 HISTORY OF COLONIZATION OF GA 2-COLUMN NOTES

2 COLONIES BEFORE GEORGIA o Left hand side: o England had settled 12 colonies. o “Carolina” was founded in 1663 and divided in 1729 into North and South. o By 1700’s the English settlers were using Indian trails through “GA” to make surprise attacks on Spanish Forts in Florida. o In return the Spanish attacked Charles Town but were defeated.

3 COLONIES BEFORE GA CONT. o Leaders in England were afraid the Spanish in Florida would grow strong and come back. o Land between English Carolina and Spanish Florida became IMPORTANT! o English wanted to claim land (between English Carolina and Spanish Florida) and use it as a buffer zone. o Right hand side: Draw Eastern U.S. Together we will label it.

4 CONDITIONS IN ENGLAND: o Left hand side: o Farms not producing enough food. o People leaving farms and going to cities. o Cities overcrowded. o Many homeless and people who could not pay their bills were placed in debtors prison. o Right hand side: Draw a debtor’s prison and write why people were placed in prison.

5 JAMES OGLETHORPE o Left hand side: o Member of Parliament (Government) o Served on committee to reform prison. o Had a friend that died in debtor’s prison.

6 OGLETHORPE CONT. o Heard talk about a new colony in America. o Talked to friends (Trustees), together they wrote a charter to start the colony. o Right hand side: Draw Oglethorpe and have a text box of him stating why he wanted to start the colony of GA.

7 CHARTER OF 1732 o Left hand side: o Written contract giving the holder the right to claim land and establish a colony. o Group of men called Trustees wrote the charter requesting the land south of Carolina be set aside for the poor person of London, “worthy poor” o They would name it Georgia after King George II

8 CHARTER OF 1732 CONT. o 3 purposes: 1.Charitable: relief for debtors and “worthy poor” 2.Economic: it would support itself by sending raw materials back to England. 3.Defensive: protect the settlers of Charles Town from Spanish. o Right hand side: Together, we will draw the Charter of 1732 and the new opportunities it provides.

9 MARY MUSGROVE o Left hand side: o Daughter of white South Carolina trader and Creek Indian. o She & her husband owned a trading post. o They agreed to introduce Oglethorpe and Tomochichi and translate.

10 MARY MUSGROVE CONT. o Her husband will die and she will remarry an Englishman o Her new husband will convince Mary, the British owes her more money and will encourage Mary to claim St. Catherine’s island. o Right hand side:

11 TOMOCHICHI o Left hand side: o Chief of the Yamacraw Indians in Georgia. o Meets with Oglethorpe and agrees to let them stay o Organize a meeting with a group of Creek Chiefs and Oglethorpe.

12 TOMOCHICHI CONT. o After 3 days they sign the Treaty of Savannah 1.Creeks agree to give land to colonists (land between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers which is known as Yamacraw Bluff) 2.Colonists agree to trade with Natives. o Right hand side: Draw Creek Chief and Oglethorpe agreeing on the terms of the Treaty of Savannah.

13 RULES FOR THE COLONY: o Left hand side: o Trustees established rules that make Georgia different: 1.Trustees could NOT own land in Georgia 2.Trustees could not profit from the colony 3.NO alcohol allowed (Rum specifically) 4.NO Slaves 5.Only male heirs could inherit land 6.NO Catholics

14 RULES FOR TRUSTEE COLONY CONT. Right hand side: Draw a Welcome to GA sign and show what the Trustees prohibit in the colony (just pick 2 or 3 things to show on your sign)

15 ARRIVING IN GEORGIA o Left hand side: o 1 st settlers were expected to; 1.Care for the house 2.Care for 5 acre garden in town 3.Care for 45 acre farm in country This will give the settler 50 acres of land total.

16 ARRIVING IN GA CONT. o Many settlers (40 of the 114) end up dying within the first year. o Right hand side: o Draw the 5 acre garden in town and the 45 acre farm in the country.

17 SALZBURGERS o Left hand side: o Salzburgers are German (originally from the German/Austrian border) protestants who came for religious freedom. They ask Oglethorpe to stay o J.O. gives them a place 25 miles from Savannah. They called this Ebenezer.

18 SALZBURGERS CONT. o Ebenezer had poor soil (marsh land) caused them to move up river. They called this place up river, New Ebenezer. o Eventually settle on St. Simons Island. Right hand side: Draw the Savannah River and show where the Salzburgers settle.

19 HIGHLAND SCOTS o Left hand side: o Men of Scotland had a reputation of being good soldiers. o J.O needed to protect GA from Spanish so he recruited 175 Highland Scots to come to Savannah. o They settled in Darien on the Altamaha river. o They opposed slavery. o Right hand side: Draw the Altamaha river and show where the Highland Scot’s settled.

20 MALCONTENTS o Left hand side: o People who had been living in the colony of GA for a period of time and were UNHAPPY! 1.Land 2.Slaves 3.Rum o Right hand side: Draw malcontents and reasons why they’re unhappy. These things were what the Malcontents were unhappy about

21 WAR OF JENKIN’S EAR/BATTLE OF BLOODY MARSH o Named after British captain, Robert Jenkins who had ear cut off by Spanish after a raid on a ship. o Oglethorpe makes failed attempt to capture St. Augustine as a result Spanish attack and attempt to destroy the GA colony. o Spanish attack St. Simon’s Island but are defeated by colonist and Native Allies during Battle of Bloody Marsh. o both sides agree that the border (English GA and Spanish FL) would be St. John’s River.


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