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colonization of Georgia
14 Oct 2017
The colony's corporate charter was granted to General James Oglethorpe
The charter was finalized by the King's privy council
James Oglethorpe and a party of settlers crossed the Atlantic Ocean in the ship Anne to begin settlement of the colony of Georgia
The settlers then entered the mouth of the Savannah River, finally disembarking at Yamacraw Bluff on February 12
a group of 42 Jewish settlers arrived in Georgia
A group of German Salzburgers arrived in the colony of Georgia. They were led by Pastor Johann Martin Boltzius, and established the settlement of Ebenezer
A group of Scot Highlanders sailed from Inverness, Scotland bound for Georgia. They would settle on the Altamaha River, where they founded New Inverness
Fort Frederica was built on St. Simons Island.
The major Georgia-related event of the war with Spain occured on July 7 - the Battle of Bloody Marsh - where James Oglethorpe and a group of men, largely Scot Highlanders, repulsed an attempted invasion of St. Simons Island by Spanish forces from St. Augustine.
James Oglethorpe left Georgia
The colony of Georgia struggled to find a viable, money making crop over the next few years, and gradually declined under the leadership of the Trustees.
Slavery was officially allowed in Georgia
Georgia’s charter was scheduled to expire on June 9, 1753, but the Georgia Trustees had surrendered it a year earlier.
John Reynolds was appointed as Georgia’s first royal governor
Henry Ellis was appointed lieutenant governor in August of this year; he would assume the governing duties when Reynolds was recalled
Britain officially declared war on France, beginning the Seven Years’ War (called the French and Indian War in America
Henry Ellis became acting governor of Georgia
James Wright was appointed lieutenant governor of Georgia in May, sailed for the colony and reached Savannah in October
James Wright was appointed royal governor of Georgia upon the resignation of Henry Ellis
The Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War
The first issue of Georgia’s first newspaper was published
The British Parliament passed the Stamp Act
The Stamp Act was repealed in February, though word did not reach Georgia until July
James Habersham assumed the position of acting governor while royal governor James Wright returned to England
Trouble continued to develop between those opposed to the policies of Great Britain (Patriots) and those still loyal to it (Loyalists
Royal governor James Wright returned to Georgia from England
The Tea Act was passed by Parliament. This act created a monopoly on selling tea in the colonies for the British East India Company, bypassing colonial merchants. Resistance to the Tea Act would eventually lead to the Boston Tea Party
Royal governor James Wright prohibited any unlawful assembly to oppose British policy.
the declaration of independence
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