James olglethorpe

James olglethorpe

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  • I am so excited to be here at Oxford .
  •  James Oglethorpe was born on December 22, 1696 in Surrey, England. His father was a famous soldier and member of Parliament.
  • This looks like a nice piece of land for my new colony.
  • James Oglethorpe was admitted to Oxford University in 1714.  He left college early to join the British army to fight the Turks. He then finished college later.
  • I'm so glad we're married now.  
  • He worked to reform debtor's prisons.He was responsible for the Prison Reform Act of 1729.
  • He founded the colony of Georgia in 1732. Georgia was named after King George II. 
  • James returned to England in 1743.  He married Elizabeth Wright in 1744.
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