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aka Lord Baltimore, member of the Virginia Company, asked King Charles I for a charter for a new colony along Chesapeake Bay, north of Virginia
wealthy English leader who came up with idea to send imprisoned English debtors to settle area south of South Carolina to defend land from French & Spanish. He & partners got charter for land &named colony Georgia after the King George II
Carolina colony difficult to govern
charter divided among 8 English leaders or the Lords Proprietors, area was huge & colonists ignored laws they didn't like. North was hilly, South was flat, swampy
Conflicts with American Indians
Europeans displaced American Indian tribes that lived in the area that became the Southern Colonies
Eliza Lucas Pinckney
developed indigo plant in South Carolina after 3 years of experiments, became important cash crop
Reaction of enslaved
resisted slavery, attempted to escape, preserved culture by telling stories about Africa & singing African songs
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