The Colony of Georgia
People of the Colony
They were typically English, but the population included Scotts-Irish, Italians, Swiss and others. The population count at 1790 was 13,103 The slave count was 29,264.
Role in American Revolution and Constitution
In the American Revolution Georgia's colony served as a battleground. The Colony of Georgia also had an Ordinance ratifying the U.S. Constitution.
An Interesting Fact
The colonists planned for silk to be Georgia's top product because of the Colony's mulberry trees and silkworms. This failed, leaving rice, indigo and lumber to become Georgia's primary resource instead.