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The Founding of Georgia

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FC: GEORGIA | Sydney McCullough | THE FOUNDING OF

1: James Oglethorpe | James Oglethorpe was elected to Parliament the national legislature of Great Britain. He learned many problems facing his country. Those who couldn't par their debts were often thrown into prison. As a result, jails overcrowded. With help from John Percival, Oglethorpe received a new colony in America to release debtors and other poor citizens.

2: King George II signs the charter establishing the colony of Georgia 1732

3: George II signed the charter creating the colony of Georgia in 1732. Georgia became the first new British colony in North America.

4: GEORGIA AS A TRUSTEE COLONY

5: Trustee Georgia is the name of the period covering the first twenty years of Georgia history, from 1732–1752, because during that time the Province of Georgia was governed by a Board of Trustees. Trustees are a body of elected or appointed members who direct the activities of a Province.

6: GEORGIA TRUSTEE'S SEAL 1733-52 | One face of the 1733 seal of the Georgia Trustees features two figures resting upon urns. They represent the Savannah and Altamaha rivers, which formed the northwestern and southeastern boundaries of the province.

7: THE FIRST COLONISTS SAIL TO GEORGIA | The First colonists arrive at Yamacraw Bluff. | Here they meet Tomochichi. | The British Colonists sail from england. | They were given instructions to build a 2nd fort just south of Altamaha's mouth.

8: Meeting with Tomochichi | METTING WITH TOMOCHICHI | Tomochichi was the head chief of the Yamacraw town. When the colonists arrived Tomochichi was there to great them. He traveled with Oglethorpe to England to ensure fair trade and the rights of his people.

9: The Yamacraw chief Tomochichi meets with British General James Oglethorpe, the founder of the Georgia colony.

10: GEORGIA'S FIRST SETTLEMENT

11: The first settlement in Georgia was in Savannah. The American tribe called Yamacraws was the first tribes to settle in Savannah during the 18th century. Savannah was established as the state capital of Georgia in 1733. | The Yamacraw people.

12: BRITAIN DECLARES WAR ON SPAIN

13: England declared war on Spain in 1739 because of a desire to dominate trade in the Atlantic basin.

14: Battle of the Bloody Marsh

15: The Battle of Bloody Marsh took place on July 18, 1742 between Spanish and British forces in the Province of Georgia, resulting in a victory for the British.

16: BECOMING A ROYAL COLONY 1752-1754

17: Later on the trustees actually ended up just giving up. After they gave up, England took over and made it a royal colony. During that time, Georgia was controlled by The King of England

18: The French and Indian War was the conflict between Great Britain and France known as the Seven Years' War. The French and Indian War began in 1754 and ended with the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The war provided Great Britain enormous territorial gains in North America,

19: French Indian War Begins

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