The culture of Colonial Georgia revolved around slavery and agriculture. Georgia, which was part of the Southern Colonies, was the youngest among the 13 original British Colonies.
Georgia was chartered by King George II to James Edward Oglethorpe in 1732. Oglethorpe initially banned slavery when the colony was founded, along with liquor. However, slavery soon became legal through a majority vote of the people. Aside from slavery, Georgia heavily depended on its numerous plantations for economic growth. The climate and geographic location of the colony made it a conducive place for farming. There was an abundance of fertile soil where crops were grown and the colony was dotted by wide rivers which made transportation convenient. Georgia became the primary producer of pecans, peanuts and peaches.