Where we last officially left off together… Memorial Service for the Trustee Colony of Georgia “Not for ourselves, but for others.” Happy days are here again! Take off your wigs and boots, and lets celebrate the birth of a new Georgia! Now introducing, The Royal Colony of Georgia Why did Georgia become a royal colony? Precious king, please take from us the Georgia colony! We have grown weary over it and can no longer manage it. • GA became a royal colony when it stopped being a trustee colony. – When the trustees of GA voted and decided to do away with the Charter of 1732, they were giving King George II the colony back. – It was now up to him to figure out who would run/manage the Georgia colony. What is the difference between a trustee colony and royal colony? • A trustee colony is one that is managed by a group of trustees. • A royal colony is one managed by a royal governor who is appointed by the king/queen of a nation. I’ve got the perfect solution – a royal governor. Hand-picked by me! What BIG stuff changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? RUM BUY OR SELL! YOU PICK! LADIES WITH LAND SLAVERY ALLOWED • When the Georgia colony stopped being a trustee colony and became a royal colony, the Trustees’ regulations on land, rum, and slavery went away. • Therefore, the colonists in Georgia were able to now purchase and sell land and women were able to inherit property. Colonists could now also purchase slaves. What changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? • So, crowds of colonists who left the GA colony when it was a trustee colony came back to GA. • Also, thousands of new settlers from England, SC, NC, and Virginia pour into the colony looking for vast amounts of land and new opportunities. We’re BACK!!! What changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? • Where will these new settlers settle down in GA? – The “Backcountry” • • Rough life, have to be totally self-sufficient. Many dangers exist. Different culture evolves than those living in/near Savannah. Augusta created as a result of new populations of settlers – Becomes #2 city of importance in GA What changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? • Black slaves also arrive in GA, and in 1759, 1/3 of GA’s population is African slaves. – Most are employed as rice farmers along the coast. What changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? – Most brought to SC and GA from Sierra Leone and The Ivory/Rice Coast of Africa because of generational rice farming skills. What changed in the Georgia colony between 1752 and 1754? • 1759 – Total population = 10,000 – Double the population of 5,500 in 1752. • The amount of owned land grew from 1 million acres to 7 million acres.