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Colonial Georgia

Georgia in the Trust and Royal Periods

Charter of 1732 document that granted the territory to the trustees and set up rules
proprietor owner
trustee people who hold responsibility and act on behalf of others
royal colony a colony under the rule of a king
militia a force of citizen-soldiers
mercantilism economic policy in which a country exports more than it imports
Parliament makes laws for a country
industrious characterized by hard work and determination
indigo a plant used to produce a blue dye
pacifist someone who believes any kind of fighting or violence is wrong
indentured servant person who sold his or her labor for a period of years in return for passage to the New World
ally person, group, or country who joins with another for a common interest
malcontent a complainer; one who was not happy with the Georgia colony rules
slavery practice of owning people as property
artisan skilled craftsman
Savannah 1st capital of Georgia
debtor someone who owes more money to creditors than they have
philanthropy charity
royal governor governor appointed by English monarch to run a colony
Yeoman farmer farmer that owned his own land, usually small and without slaves
DeFacto in practice not by law
worthy poor people in debtor's prison that given a chance could be farmers and businessmen of Georgia
Tomochichi chief of Yamacraw Indians
Mary Musgrove Creek Indian woman who served as translator for Oglethorpe and Tomochichi
W.R.I.S.T. crops crops produced in Georgia (wine, rice, indigo, silk, tobacco)
Darien town established by Highland Scots
Ebeneezer/New Ebeneezer towns established by the Salzburgers
Salzburgers group of German speaking Protestants from Austria
incentives factors both financial and non-financial that motivate a particular course in action
bounty a bonus, an extra payment
Rice Rivers supported rice production (Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla)
silk industry an industry encouraged by the colonists to support mercantilism
Moravians German speaking Protestants that were pacifists
Augusta established to provide Carolina colony with protection from the Spanish and the Native Americans
Created by: Bense8