In 1732, hoping to provide a refuge for English debtors, King George II granted Georgia to James Edward Oglethorpe, an English general.  The new colony was also intended to provide additional protection for its northern colonial partners and act as a buffer between South Carolina and Florida. 

Eventually a large number of Baptists and other Protestants relocated to Georgia.  Here they farmed rice, indigo, and sugar.  They also exported deer skis and lumber for economic success.

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Notice the differences between the Savannah of colonial times and the Savannah of today?
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