Georgia Colonization Comic strip

Georgia Colonization Comic strip

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  • This is so unfair...
  • This way debtors can repay the king and not waste away in prison!
  • It would be a new start to the New World!
  • It was 1720, James Oglethorpe was upset with England's prison systems.
  • Abide by my rules and we won't have a problem.
  • In fact, it made him so upset that he devised a plan to help debtors repay their debts. This was called Philanthropy.
  • So, James went to King George to pitch his idea of Philanthropy. He explained how instead of the prisoners sitting in prison doing nothing they could instead work off their debts in a colony for the "working poor."
  • James also gave another two reasons for creating a new colony; economics and defense.  King George agreed as long as he James followed the rules he will create.
  • These rules were called Charter 1732. The Charter set boundaries, stated that trustees were to control the colony and excluded Catholics, slaves, liquor sales, and lawyers. It also stated that all regulations went through King George.
  • So, in 1732, the English colonist leave England to colonize in Georgia. Then, in January 1732 the colonist land in Georgia where they meet Tamachichi: Chief of Yamacraw.
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