James Oglethorpe

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James Oglethorpe

BIO:James Oglethorpe was an English man who was elected into Parliament in 1722 in which he served for over 3 decades. Oglethorpe also served as a British General. He later traveled and founded the town of Savannah which later became the colony of Georgia. He devised the "Oglethorpe Plan" which was made my him and his 21 trustees to make the settlement of Georgia debt free, no slaves, and a farming economy. Fun Facts:- Oglethrope was an active philanthropist.- Oglethorpe pushed to end slavery.-John and Mary Musgrove of the Creek Native American tribe worked with Oglethorpe in settling the land of Georgia. -Oglethorpe made great friends with Chief Tomichichi of the Yamacraw tribe.- Oglethrope named the state "Georgia" after King George II. (this was the last of the 13 original colonies)-Within one year, Oglethorpe had over 400 English settlers living in the colony of Georgia.

In order from left to right, Mary Musgrove, James Oglethorpe, Tomochichi

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GPS Standards:SS2H1 The student will read about and describe the lives of historical figures in Georgia history.a. Identify the contributions made by these historic figures: James Oglethorpe

James Oglethorpe


James Oglethorpe. Founder of 13th colony of Georgia in the New World, 1733. British general and member of Parliament.

Colonial Georgia, 1733

1)James Oglethorpe by Kieran Walsh2)The Georgia Colony by Kevin Cunningham3)The Man Who Founded Georgia by J. Gordon Vaeth

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1696- Birth Date1733 - Founded Georgia1785 - Death


New Georgia Encyclopedia, James Oglethorpe (1696-1785), Edwin L. Jackson, 2003Harcourt Multimedia Biographies, James Oglethorpe (1696-1785)www.pinterest.com



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