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GA H2 Questions
The colonial period of georgia, questions.
|Why was Georgia made?
|Oglethorpe believed there were people imprisoned because of the corruption in society, and wanted to give said people a second chance.
|Why was the charter given?
|King George II believed it could help England with money, and that it could act as a buffer between (then) Spanish Florida and South Carolina.
|What were the three reasons for settling of Georgia?
|"Philanthropy", money, and protection.
|What did "Philanthropy" mean?
|It meant, in my own words, "Give the poor and unemployed a place to apply to for a fresh start."
|What were the 5 settlement rules?
|Limit on land allowed to be owned at once, inheritance laws, no slaves, no rum or hard liquor, and no Jews or Catholics.
|What was the limit on land?
|Adult males are given 50 acres for each servant and family member, but are not allowed more than 500 acres.
|Why was the limit on land the way it was?
|They wanted Georgia’s society to be classless, and great amounts of land make great amounts of wealth, and others would remain poor. This would cause “disparities” in money and social.
|What were the inheritance laws?
|Land was only passed down to sons. If a son wasn’t had, the land was given to another family.
|Why were the inheritance laws the way they were?
|It's quite simple. They just didn't believe that women were capable of protecting the land.
|Why were slaves banned?
|They believed slavery to be unjust and immoral. Plus, they believed it would make them lazy and unwilling to work hard.
|Why was rum and hard liquor banned?
|They believed hard liquors and rum led to laziness, and wanted Georgia to be the “worthy” poor, instead of the drunken poor.
|Why weren't Jews and Catholics allowed in?
|Britain was Protestant and strongly disliked the Roman Catholic Church. Plus, they feared that if they let Catholics in, they would join with Spain during a fight.