Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning

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  • Aug 15 2010 9:33 PM

    Cort Mitchell

    This resource was matched by a member of the Brokers of Expertise Standards Matching Team. Readings 1 & 2 and the related questions both cover the standard, though in different ways.

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Savannah, Georgia: The Lasting Legacy of Colonial City Planning describes the establishing of Georgia as a colony in America and the design of the settlement. When a friend in jail for debt died there, General James Oglethorpe, a member of the House of Commons, asked Parliament for an investigation into the suffering of debtors in London jails. A committee concluded that a colony should be established in America for the poor. Oglethorpe led a sea voyage of 114 men, women, and children who hoped for a better opportunity in America. Less

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    Topics: United States History, History-Social Science, United States, Geography

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