Georgia, Britains thirteenth and last American colony, played an important part in Americas early history. Founded as a debtors colony and later staunchly loyal to the King, much of Georgia colonys efforts were spent protecting Britains ecomic and political interests. This text, which supports national and state social studies curricula, covers the key historical figures and events in Georgias colonial history. Readers will relive important battles, learn about the colonys social and ecomic climate, and understand the reluctant role Georgia played in Americas fight for independence. Maps, primary sources, and historical artwork support the information-rich text.