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1 Establishment of the Colony of Georgia

2 Write out questions and answers: What would you do with the overcrowding problem in prisons today? Who (if anyone) should be given a fresh start in life?

3 GPS SS8H2 The student will analyze the colonial period of Georgias history. SS8H2a Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732, reasons for settlement (charity, economics, and defense) Tomochichi, Mary Musgrove, and the city of Savannah. SS8G1d Evaluate the impact of climate on Georgias development.

4 Essential questions Essential questions * What persons were instrumental in the establishment of the Georgia colony and why? *What goods and materials did the English king and the Georgia trustees feel that the Georgia colony could provide England?

5 I.Purpose for the establishment of the Georgia colony in 1732 A. Provide debtors a fresh start B. Obtain more economic power C. Buffer zone against Spanish and French D. Religious freedom

6 II.Georgia Charter of 1732 A. Who were restricted? 1. Catholics 2. Slaves 3. Liquor dealers (rum) 4. Lawyers

7 B. Limits placed on Trustees 1. Could not own land in Georgia 2. Could not hold office in colony 3. Could not make profit from colony B. Limits placed on Trustees 1. Could not own land in Georgia 2. Could not hold office in colony 3. Could not make profit from colony

8 C.Items promised to colonists 1. 50 acres of land and free passage 2. Provide tools and food for one year 3. 500 acres (and allow to bring 10 servants) if one can pay the way to Georgia. C.Items promised to colonists 1. 50 acres of land and free passage 2. Provide tools and food for one year 3. 500 acres (and allow to bring 10 servants) if one can pay the way to Georgia.

9 D.Regulations and Responsibilities of the Colonists 1. Males must serve in militia 2. Could not sell land 3. Tools and seeds provided must be used on land given 4. Grow mulberry trees for silk 5. Obey all regulations of Trustees

10 III. Products England hoped to obtain from Georgia A. Silk B. Cotton dyes C. Wines

11 IV.Roles of significant people or objects A. John Oglethorpe founder of colony and unofficial leader B. Trusteesgroup of 21 Englishmen responsible for establishing And managing the new colony of Georgia C. Charter of 1732 –legal document that designated special rights and privileges to Trustees

12 D. John and Mary Musgrove – interpreters who helped Oglethorpe conduct business with Native Americans E. Chief Tomochichi – chief of the Yamacraw tribe who helped first colonists F. Savannah– First settlement of Georgia colony and first planned city in America D. John and Mary Musgrove – interpreters who helped Oglethorpe conduct business with Native Americans E. Chief Tomochichi – chief of the Yamacraw tribe who helped first colonists F. Savannah– First settlement of Georgia colony and first planned city in America

13 Draw the boundaries of the land given to the Trustees under the Charter of 1732

14 Questions for Video Clip on Colonial Evening News Questions for Video Clip on Colonial Evening News Who exactly were the first settlers in the Georgia colony? What was the climate like in Savannah? How many colonist died the first year of the colonys existence? And why? Why were some colonist unhappy with the Trustees? What threatened the security of the Georgia colony?


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