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Chapter 9 Georgia in the Trustee Period 43
Section 1 Georgia’s Founding
Lesson Review
Explain the Charter of 1732
Directions: Use the information on page 191 to learn about the charter that helped establish the colony.
1. Define charter. __________________________________________________________________________________
2. In your own words, describe what the charter did. _____________________________________________________
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3. Write the motto that was adopted by the trustees, and explain what you think it meant to them.
(It may help to refer back to the reasons the charter was established.) _____________________________________
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4. In whose honor was the colony named? _____________________________________________________________
5. How long did the charter grant control of the colony to the trustees? ______________________________________
6. Why do you suppose there were a defined number of years for trustee control? ______________________________
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7. What limit was placed on making laws? ______________________________________________________________
8. Why do you think the king imposed the limit? _________________________________________________________
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9. How did the trustees work around this limitation? _____________________________________________________
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10. e charter prevented the trustees from making any profit from the colony. How do you believe this restriction
is related to the reasons for establishing the colony and to the motto? _____________________________________
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11. A charter is essentially a legal contract between two groups of people—in this case, the trustees and the king.
Name a few examples of similar agreements used in our lives today. ______________________________________
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Prepare to Negotiate
Directions: Imagine that you are Oglethorpe or Tomochichi. Tomorrow, you will meet to negotiate cooperation in the
Georgia colony. Consider the important issues facing your people. What do you have to offer the other man, and what do
you want him to provide? ink about your trading situation, security issues, and any rules that you might need to impose
on either or both sides. List your ideas and then pair up with your opposite number to negotiate the establishment of the
colony.
Oglethorpe Tomochichi
Rules
Security
Trade
44 Chapter 9 Georgia in the Trustee Period
Section 1 Georgia’s Founding Skills Practice
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