8th Grade Social Studies Resources
James Edward Oglethorpe
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.
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