Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Monday, January 30, 2017:
Final Jeopardy! category: NAMES IN AMERICAN HISTORY
Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: He headed a British committee on prison reform, which gave him the idea for founding a colony in America in 1732
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Valerie Connors, a relationship marketing specialist & stay-at home mom from Owings Mills, Maryland
||Joe Di Dio, a daylight engineer & stay-at-home dad from Queens, New York
||Lisa Schlitt, a microbiologist from Berwyn, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $27,600)
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Who is James Oglethorpe?
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After chairing the aforementioned committee in Britain, which documented abuses in debtor’s prisons. Oglethorpe got the idea to start the colony of Georgia. He felt that many people who had been released from these prisons, but no means of support afterwards, had either become impoverished or resorted to criminality.
While I personally have a friend or two from a state bordering Georgia who likes to jokingly claim that Georgia was a penal colony, it was certainly not such in the same vein that Australia was. Oglethorpe only wanted the “worthy poor” (the idea of an otherwise productive person forced by circumstances into a bad spot was important to him) in his colony. Land ownership was restricted to 50 acres per person, and all religions except for Roman Catholics were accepted (the ban on Catholicism was due to neighboring Spanish Florida.)
The ship Anne arrived in the Savannah area after they had been granted the royal charter in 1732. Interestingly, that ship also contained the cotton seeds that proved to be so important for the Deep South.
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