Now introducing, The Royal Colony of Georgia

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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.

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