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JAMES OGLETHORPE. Childhood  James Edward Oglethorpe was born in London, England.  James was able to go to school when he was a child because his family.

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1 JAMES OGLETHORPE

2 Childhood  James Edward Oglethorpe was born in London, England.  James was able to go to school when he was a child because his family was wealthy.

3 Childhood  He loved to read and learn new languages.  Oglethorpe was in Parliament where he made laws.

4 Question  Why was James Oglethorpe able to go to school?  Because his family was wealthy.

5 An Idea for a Colony  Oglethorpe thought he would help people who needed work.  He wanted to start a colony in North America.  He wanted to give land and tools to the colonist.

6 An Idea for a Colony  King George II agreed to let Oglethorpe start a colony.  He named it Georgia.  Oglethorpe made rules for the colony.

7 Question  Who was Georgia named after?  King George II

8 Building Savannah  Oglethorpe and 115 colonist set sail for Georgia to start a new colony.  The trip took 3 months.  When the ship landed Oglethorpe chose a place along the Savannah River for a settlement.

9 Building Savannah  The settlement was called Savannah.  The Yamacraw Creek lived near Savannah.  Tomochichi was the chief of the Yamacraw Creek.

10 Building Savannah  Tomochichi did not speak English.  Mary Musgrove helped Tomochichi and Oglethorpe talk to each other.  Oglethorpe and Tomochichi became good friends.

11 Question  Why was Mary Musgrove James Oglethorpe’s translator?  Because James Oglethorpe couldn’t speak the same language as Tomochichi.

12 Saving Georgia  Oglethorpe went back to England in  For the rest of his life, he kept working to help people.

13 Today  Streets are name after Oglethorpe in many Georgia towns.  Without James Oglethorpe, Georgia might not have been started.

14 Character Traits  Liberty is freedom from control by others. Oglethorpe wanted everyone to have liberty, so he made a rule against slavery.  Civility is showing respect. Oglethorpe treated the Creek Indians with civility to show his respect for them.

15 Character Traits  Compassion is caring about other people. He started Georgia to help people with problems.

16 Question  Why is James Oglethorpe important to Georgia’s history?


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