History of the United States
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Georgia (US State)

What was the economy of colonial Georgia?

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2016-12-20 11:58:19

The economy was (in the 1700's[the official colony of Georgia

had not been established until 1732, becoming the last of the

original 13 colonies]) mainly based off plantations (growing both

indigo and rice). Slavery didn't come until James Orglethorpe took

away the ban on slavery due to constant complaints from the

settlers. Cotton didn't come until later, when the cotton gin was

invented (1793).

People made livings as blacksmiths, silversmiths, tailors,

pottery makers, and farmers.

The farmers grew cotton, indigo, rice and tobacco and they

traded and exported all the things that they grew.

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