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James Oglethorpe
English leader who founded the colony of Georgia as a place where debtors from England could begin new lives
Salzburgers
Colonist of Georgia who came to Georgia from Salzburg to escape religious persecution.
Malcontents
In colonial GA, they were known for being unhappy and contstantly complaining; they did not agree with regulations on slavery, the sale of rum, and ownership of land.
Hernado De Soto
Explored the southeastern region of North America looking for the cities of gold between 1539-1542, discovered the Mississippi
King George II
Led in the founding of GA
Charter of 1732
signed by King George II; legal document that gave special rights and privileges in the settlement of Georgia; It was granted to a group of 21 trustees.
Tomochichi
Indian Cheif who gave James Oglethorpe land for the Savannah settlement
Mary Musgrove
served as an interpreter between Oglethorpe and Tomochichi (she was part Native American and part British)
Colony
A settlement ruled by another country.
Highlanders
People from the Highlands, a mountainous part of northern Scotland brought to help establish the colony.
Patriots
American colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
Loyalist
American colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence.
Intolerable acts
A series of laws set up by Parliament to punish Massachusetts for its protests against the British
Stamp Act
1765, A tax that the British Parliament placed on newspapers and official documents sold in the American Colonies
Proclamation of 1763
Act passed by England prohibiting colonists from settling west of the Appalachian Mountains
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