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History of the United States
Who were the first people in the colony of Georgia?
Asked in Colonial America, Georgia (US State)
What type of colony was Georgia when it was first settled?
What nationality were the people at the Georgia colony?
Asked in Declaration of Independence
What was the first colony to sign the Declaration of Independence?
For which group of people was the colony of Georgia founded?
What kind of people settled in colonial georgia?
The colony of Georgia began as a proprietorship that was administered by James Oglethorpe. The colony was a second chance community for people who had gotten into trouble with their finances in England, and wound up in Debtors Prison. Those who chose to come to the Georgia Colony could work off their sentence first, then were given land to start their life anew.