8th Grade Social Studies Resources

Georgia History!

Georgia Resources!

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James Edward Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe was the philanthropist and member of Parliament who conceived of a colony to help ease the suffering of the impoverished people in England. He had a friend who died in debtors prison and it affected him a lot.


It so happened that the king wanted to establish a buffer colony to protect the "cash cow" colony of South Carolina from Spanish incursion from the south (Spanish Florida.) So he granted Oglethorpe and his Board of Trustees a plot of land to build a colony.


Georgia was founded in 1732-1733 at Savannah and it had specific regulations that made the Georgia Colony (the 13th original colony) different from all others.


Read on for more information!

Establishing the Colony of Georgia | Georgia Stories
Thirteen Colonies: the Southern Colonies
Get to Know James Edward Oglethorpe, Part 1 (1696-1717)
Get to Know James Edward Oglethorpe, Part 3 (1733-1743)
Get to Know James Edward Oglethorpe, Part 4 (1744-1785)
Mary Musgrove: Georgia's Own Pocahontas
The First Southerners: Creeks and Cherokees in Early Georgia [Lecture]
SS8H2: Colonial Georgia
The Highland Scots of Georgia | Georgia Stories
Georgia Settlers
The Salzburgers of Ebenezer | Georgia Stories
How Native American land was divided up in a land lottery
Period 2, Chapter 4: The Headright System
The Great Yazoo Land Fraud
The Cherokee Nation: The Story of New Echota
New Echota: Remembering Cherokee Heritage So Their Sacrifices Are Never Forgotten...
When The Supreme Court Tried to Prevent Indian Removal | Worcester v. Georgia
Cherokee Leader Major Ridge and the Indian Removal Act
Life for Native Americans before and after European arrival
Worcester v Georgia | US Constitutional Law | Legal Education
Cherokee Nation v Georgia | US Constitutional Law | Legal Education
When Georgia Howled: Sherman on the March
SS8H7a Henry Grady / Cotton Exposition - The New South
Larry Washington on the Cotton States Exposition Speech
Jimmy Carter - U.S. President | Mini Bio | BIO
Jimmy Carter inaugural address: Jan. 20 1977