Southern Colonies:Georgia

By: Zoe B

Geography about Southern Colonies: Georgia

Winters were mild, summers were hot and humid. The southern part of the colony had swampland's (low, wet areas).The Swampland's was good for growing rice and indigo, a plant used to make blue dye (coloring). In the north, forest provided lumber for homes. After trees were cut down, the cleared fields were suitable for farming.
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Many rich families lived on vast plantations with many brick or stone buildings where they farmed crops to sell for money. Slaves usually lived their owner's plantation.The back country, young men, or poor to middle class farmers, grew food to support their families. Most young men and back country settlers lived in log houses. In Charles Town (Charleston, today) richer people lived in Charles Town Single Houses and Charles Town Double Houses. Southern Colonists often had wild game, fish, raised animals, rice, fruits, vegetables, bread to eat and water to drink.
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When Georgia was founded

When: February 12, 1733

Where: Georgia, United States GA

The British colony of Georgia was founded by James Oglethorpe.


The southern colonies had their own government. The colonists had meetings when they wanted to talk about issues, interests, or laws. The laws had to be approved by the advisory council and their governor, however. People lived farther away from each other, so many decisions were made at county level. King James the second wanted to gain more power over the colonies' government, but he was then replaced and Parliament passed a law to avoid this issue again.