Georgia Colonial Period

The colony of Georgia was officially founded on February 12, 1733. Contrary to popular belief, Georgia was not a debtor’s colony and not a single debtor was released from prison to settle the 13th colony. In addition, James Oglethorpe was not the primary “founder” of Georgia nor was he the colony’s official “governor,” but one of 21 trustees who were responsible for governing the colony. Nevertheless, the story of Georgia’s founding is still unique in comparison to the establishment of the other 12 colonies. It is an interesting narrative of people, events, and even rules that most students find fascinating. The intent of this standard is for students to gain a better understanding of the events that lead to the founding of Georgia and the captivating people that took part in Georgia’s colonial history. Additionally, students should learn about the difference between the Trustee and the Royal periods of the colony and how these changes shaped the future state of Georgia economically, p

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  • SS8H2 Explain the importance of James Oglethorpe, the Charter of 1732,
  • SS8E1 The student will give examples of the kinds of goods and service
  • SS8E2 Describe how Georgians have engaged in trade in different histor
  • SS8H2bEvaluate the Trustee Period of Georgia’s colonial history, empha
  • SS8H2c Explain the development of Georgia as a royal colony with regar

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