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GA Studies Colony

8th Grade Georgia Studies Colonization of Georgia

In what year did Georgia settle as a colony? 1733
What were the three reasons given by King George for Georgia's colonization? Charity, Economics, and Defense
Who wanted to first settle in Georgia and why? Sir Robert Montgomery because he wanted to produce silk (silkworm).
Who actually founded Georgia? James Edward Oglethorpe
Why did Oglethorpe want to establish a settlement in Georgia? He wanted to help Englishmen in debtor's prison start a new life in the New World.
What is a trustee? Someone who holds responsibility for others
What is a proprietor? An owner
Define "found" in relation to the colonial period of history. To establish
What were the three rules for the Georgia colony? 1. No alcohol 2. No slavery 3. No Catholics
What three things were Georgia colonists to be given? 1. 50 acres of land 2. Tools 3. Food for a year
Who was appointed to help manage the new colony? 21 trustees that could not make a profit and not ever visit Georgia
What did King Georgia write giving permission to settle Georgia? A charter
What is a charter? A legal document that sets up rules and gives something the right to exist
What is mercantilism? A British trade policy
What is a militia? A group of citizen soldiers
What is a pacifist? One who believes that violence is wrong
Who had the first idea to settle Georgia? Robert Montgomery
Created by: GregoireEC



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