Presentation on theme: "The Trustee Period of Colonial Georgia"— Presentation transcript:
1The Trustee Period of Colonial Georgia People and Events
2GPS SS8H2bEvaluate the Trustee Period of Georgia’s colonial history, emphasizing the role of the Salzburgers, Highland Scots, malcontents, and the Spanish threat from Florida.
3Essential questions?Other than founder, James Oglethorpe, what other individuals influenced the establishment and development of Georgia’s colonial society?Which cultural groups affected the Georgia colony and what were their contributions?
4ARTISANS JEWS HIGHLAND SCOTS AFRICANS CULTURAL GROUP REASON TO COME TO GAORGINAL HOMECONTRIBUTIONS TO GA COLONYARTISANSJEWSSALZBURGERSMORAVIANSHIGHLANDSCOTSAFRICANS
5I. Artisans (craftsmen) Reason—land and new opportunity (few were Debtors)From – EnglandContributions–**most of first settlers, prepared Savannah by clearing land, cutting down trees, and helping to build permanent homes**started a variety of businesses in colony
6Questions from Georgia Stories Video What tasks did the colonist have to do?What attracted individuals to come to Georgia?What hardships did the first colonists have to endure?
7II. Highland Scots Purpose– obtain land and opportunities From—ScotlandContributions– founded town of Darien;Fought bravely at Battle of Bloody Marsh;Most were involved with Malcontents (opposed the rule of Trustees)
8Questions from Video on Highland Scots Who owned the land that the Scots worked on when they lived in Scotland?How were the Highlander fighters similar to Native American warriors?What were the roles that women played when their husbands left the colony to fight the Spanish?
9III. Jews Purpose– religious freedom From– Portugal Contributions– one member, Dr. Sam Nunis, helped heal colonists suffering from malaria; provide more men for depleted militia; oldest congregation in Georgia
10Questions from video on the Jewish Congregation What options were given to the Jews in Spain and Portugal?What choices did the Jewish people make?Why did the Jews arrive in Savannah “just in time?”
11IV. Africans Purpose—forced, enslaved From– western coast and interior of AfricaContributions– carried African culture to New World; incorporated knowledge into tools, stories, and songs;
12Questions on video on Africans? Even though they struggled being slaves, what did Africans pass onto the next generations?What were some of the skills from Africa?What part of Africa were most slaves in Georgia originally from?What did African slaves used in place of drums that were forbidden by their owners?
13V. Salzburgers Purpose– Religious freedom From– Austria Contributions– built first settlement outside of Savannah (New Ebenezer)opposed slavery
14Questions from video clip on Salzburgers How did the Salzburgers make it from Austria to Georgia?How did they first view Georgia when they first arrived?What opportunities did the Salzburgers realized they had in Georgia and not in their own country?What events ruined the town of New Ebenezer?
15V. Moravians Purpose– missionary work, convert Native Americans From– Bohemia (present-day Czech Republic)Contribution– allowed women to be ministers and hold religious offices
16Malcontents Blamed economic problems on regulations of Trustees Saw prosperity of South Carolina and wished to have large tracts of land (over 500 acres), rum, and slavesColonists divided and many left the colonyFrom 1743 to 1752, James Oglethorpe did not return and regulations were repealed
17War of Jenkins's EarOglethorpe led force of 2,000 settlers and Native Americans into Florida1740 beaten back at St. AugustineFort FredericaJuly 1742 Battle of Bloody Marsh
18What were the accomplishments and failures during the Trustees period What were the accomplishments and failures during the Trustees period? ( see page 128)Accomplishments Failures
19Review SS8H2 Why was Georgia different from other colonies? How did Georgia help the English colonies?Evaluate James Oglethorpe’s leadershipWhat were some of the colonies struggles?Why did the trustees eventually lose their charter?