Did you know that before the late sixteenth century few besides the Indian tribes knew of the Georgia territory? Even though, Hernando Desoto traveled through Georgia during his expedition in the 1500s, the growing interest in this area wasn’t until King Charles II granted Carolinas a land expansion in 1663. Georgia was not only the beginning of a new commonwealth, destined to become an important State of the American Union, but also the spirit and purpose led to the colonization of Georgia becoming one of the most significant events in its History. Even so, what was England’s purpose to partake in colonizing the thirteenth and final original colony? After much research, I found that there are many motives as to why England formed the colony of Georgia, but the significant intentions were to aid the unfortunates, to express the idea of mercantilism, and to set up defenses against Spanish Florida.
In the south, for social, they still had problems with race. New laws made it hard for southern African Americans to enjoy the improvements of transportation. Politically, there were laws that allowed segregation and made it really hard for African Americans to enjoy their free life. economically, although the south remained mostly agricultural the south began to develop timber industries, also because there main source of profit was slaved, after slavery was abolished that took away a lot of the South’s major income, also iron and coal deposits in the southern Appalachian mountains gave rise to steel production in Alabama.
The acclaimed book begins with Georgia beginning as a dry and modest colony. As the years pass, these ideals and morals are changed to desiring more than a hardworking farmer. The people of Georgia desired to have slaves. Therefore, Georgia changed and started a path to become identical to South Carolina. However, as the amount of plantations sky-rocketed, so did the need for more slaves. It is a marvel to imagine that I live in the city of Savannah that was a beacon for the selling and exchanging of human beings.
The founding of Georgia started with a man named James Oglethorpe who was a member of parliament and work in the reforming business. In 1730 James went to the King of England at that time and requested a royal charter for a new colony (). Also, James specified that the name of the colony would name Georgia to represent the King. After high consideration, the King granted and created the Trustees who will govern the new colony.
Have you ever wanted to explore and find out new things about a different state? Well, in this informational passage, you will find out about different places and resources. You will also find out a lot about history, geography, and some strange state facts that you never knew. You’ll also get to know a few names of famous people that were born in Georgia. So, let’s get started and explore this wonderful state!
Georgia received its name, in 1732, in honor of George II, King of England the Georgia territory had previously been at the center of a conflict between Britain and Spain. The creation of the colony of Georgia made it the last of the original 13 American colonies. Under the direction of the trustees, Georgia survived but did not prosper. Georgia was the last of the thirteen colonies to be planted. Georgia was used as a buffer to protect Caroline’s from dangerous Spaniards from Florida and unfriendly French from Louisiana. Georgia suffered through the must buffering especially when the wars broke out between Spain and Britain in the European arena. Georgia was a place to start a new life and also a place to also achieve financial success. The
James Oglethorpe’s (1696-1785) initial vision of the Georgia colony was to provide a safe haven to the debtors of Britain. However, the trustees of Georgia envisioned much more out of the colony and stated that it was not only a haven for the unemployed but for the religiously persecuted of the world aside from Jews and Catholics, and the colony also promoted a slave-free environment; Georgia was to serve as a buffer zone and military fortress between the Spanish controlled Florida and British controlled South Carolina as well as bring great riches to the colonists of Georgia and the British economy through the production of luxury goods such as silk and wine (Document #1). The foundation of the Georgia colony was laid with such high hopes
One of the most important events that had occurred in the state of Georgia that would forever shape its history begun shortly after the American Revolution. When the cotton gin was invented, Georgia’s economy had transformed into a cotton and tobacco based plantation economy. In order to keep with the demands of the economy and citizens, Georgia had adopted the Headright System. The Headright System granted every head of household large acreages of land, which would quickly replace the small farms in Georgia. Then in 1783, the Treaty of Paris had formally ended the American Revolution. Although the war had ended, the nation was still troubled with various issues. The state of Georgia would see shortly after the Revolutionary War that although the Treaty of Paris had given the Floridian territory back to Spain, they were to be left to settle an international dispute once Spain asserted their ownership of land east of the Mississippi and north of the Yazoo River. Georgian’s who were eager to purchase the large amounts of land found west of the Mississippi to either begin plantations or to sell lands to planters. This would soon cause the climax of much trouble in Georgia when state legislators and land companies would work together to essentially set the prices to sell the land in what would be known as the “Yazoo Sale” scandal, which would indirectly result in the Trail of Tears. The most important themes and trends in Georgia’s history from the end of the American
Throughout the 1850's a division in the country between North and South widened. However, in spite of the rising rhetoric, the state of Georgia was far from becoming a "war machine." In Marietta, the Georgia Military Institute went to the state for funds only three times between 1852 and 1863. Throughout the state, railroads were being built up for economic reasons, not reasons of war. Atlanta was concerned about fighting equipment for its newly formed fire department, not for some secret military unit. Life went on "as usual" until the 1860 Presidential campaign.
The book also focuses on the FBI investigation which was quite poorly conducted and also lacked the co-operation of state officials. One also has to consider that Georgia was the home of that arch-segregationist William Russell who
The history of Georgia and its reflection on the state impacts the health and well-being of its communities today as it relates to cultures and institutions. The population of African Americans is higher in Georgia than in the United States because of the transatlantic slave trade, which brought an abundance of African Americans to the state by force. The history of slavery still impacts African Americans today and causes many health disparities that can be seen around the world not only in Georgia. The obvious and tragic impact of health
Talking about charity, Georgia helped many people get a new life on it’s land. Georgia was roamed by many people from all over the world. People like Christopher Columbus and James Oglethorpe, helped Georgia be the best Colony it can be. Some Jews gave out some support to Oglethorpe’s
Next, he adds, “The Georgia low country had such a long and deep agricultural history…” (Stewart xvii). In school, teachers do not go into much detail regarding the agricultural history of coastal Georgia. It is often overlooked, even though it is one of the main reasons that Georgia was settled and a large part of Georgia’s history.
The civil rights movement was a time of great upheaval and change for the entire United States, but it was especially so in the South. The civil rights movement in the American South was one of the most triumphant and noteworthy social movements in the modern world. The civil rights movement was an enduring effort by Black Americans to obtain basic human and civil rights in the United States. Black Georgians formed part of this Southern movement for civil rights and the wider national struggle for racial equality. From Atlanta to Albany to the most rural counties in Georgia, black activists, and their white allies, protested white supremacy in a myriad of ways
The state of Georgia earned the nickname "The Empire State of the South" in the antebellum period largely because of its textile industry. From 1840 until 1890 the state consistently led the South in textile production,