Georgia: The Debtors Colony


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The English colony of Georgia was the product of specific goals. First, England hoped to provide its most impoverished citizens opportunities for land and a new life. Second, the frontier needed a military buffer between Charles Town, the southernmost settlement, and the Spanish in Florida. Third, it certainly wouldn’t hurt if the Georgia settlers produced raw materials and goods to export to England. It was one of the most auspicious and ambitious colonial plans. Unfortunately, the well-meaning and charitable Trustees didn’t really know what they were doing. They chose crops that wouldn’t grow in the Georgia climate and soil. They prohibited slaves, and while that decision was progressive for those times, it put the settlers at an economic disadvantage. They simply couldn’t compete with the other colonies for new settlers and continued financing. Georgia wasn’t a failure, but its settlers worked harder than any others to survive.

Pages: 48

Pages: 48



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Topics included: The promise of Georgia — James Edward Oglethrope — Georgia’s promise becomes reality — Georgia’s climate and early industry — Georgia, the buffer colony — About the Scottish highlanders — Georgia faces the Spanish alone — Frederica : fort and town — Post-invasion Georgia — The coastal south in the Revolutionary War — Chronology — Timeline in history.

  • Knowledge Box Central families: Use this alongside the Colonial History lapbooks and booklets.
  • Lucerna Academy families: Use this book for 1 week in Year 2 Dialectic History class.
  • Tapestry of Grace families: This is a replacement for Voices from Colonial America: Georgia.
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