Thirteen Clonies

Georgia

Founding of Georgia

Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe, he established Georgia so that English debaters, prisoners, and poor people could go there to make a new start. He did not allow rum, Catholics, or slavery; he only wanted hard working protestant people in his colony.

Struggles with Slavery

Over the first six years Georgia had many struggles. People did not like the lack of land ownership, and others were angry over the lack of slaves. Slavery was a big issue, people of Savannah wanted slavery while the people along the coast and the Saltzburgers wanted to be slave-free. However, when Gorgia became a royal colony slavery became a large part of economic activity.

Resources

Notes from Ms. Brazzle   ourgeorgiahistory.com