The last of the
original 13 colonies was Georgia.
In 1733, the king gave land to a man named James Oglethorpe.
The king planned this colony as a place to get rid of people
in England he did not want. The colony was to protect the
other colonies from he French and Spanish to the south and
west. Oglethorpe brought many people to Georgia who had been
in jail or who owed money they could not pay. The first
settlement was Savannah. Georgia was named in honor of King
George of England.
colonies were Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina,
Virginia, and Maryland. Large plantations were built there.
They were worked by cheap labor. These plantations turned
out turpentine, indigo, and tobacco.