Open to visitors and settlers!

Since King George II's charter of 1732...

Georgia (named after King George II) has grown from a mere buffer colony between South Carolina and Spain's Florida to a popular destination for visitors and settlers alike. Now this colony of England is looking for YOU.

For the first two decades, a group of trustees ruled. James Oglethorpe, a philanthropist, was one of them. He wanted to give debtors in English prison a chance at a new life. Oglethorpe along with the other trustees banned the use of alcohol and slavery and limited land ownership to 500 acres.

In 1742,

James Oglethorpe defeated the Spanish in the Battle of Bloody Marsh. This was an important victory for England and Georgia, and he became a celebrated general when he returned home.

By the late 1740s, only a tiny portion of the population included English debtors because few were given leave from prison. Georgia received a diversity of settlers from Germany, Switzerland, England, and Scotland though. The restrictions on land and slavery were not working out and eventually, both were eliminated.

At this time, Georgia greatly resembled its northern neighbor, South Carolina, economically and geographically. It too included rice fields. Georgia's economy was affected by a small group of plantation owners who utilized a large number of slaves.

An important figure who has traveled to Georgia is John Wesley. He spread Christianity to this colony along with his Methodist beliefs.

NOW IT'S 1750, and Here are the perks:

~Well, What are you waiting for?!? Set sail for Georgia!~