VA Studies: Revolutionary War Facts 96-110. Powerpoint created by Carrie Reed Facts from the VA Pacing Guide. What did the colonists and the English Parliament disagree about?.
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VA Studies: Revolutionary WarFacts 96-110
Powerpoint created by Carrie Reed
Facts from the VA Pacing Guide
What did the colonists and the English Parliament disagree about?
The colonists and the English Parliament disagreed over how the colonies should be governed. Parliament believed it had legal authority in the colonies, while the colonists believed their local assemblies had legal authority.
What did Parliament and the colonists feel about taxation?
Parliament believed it had the right to tax the colonies, while the colonists believed they should not be taxed since they had no representation in Parliament.
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence and what did it state?
The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, states that authority to govern belongs to the people, rather than to kings. All people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
What side were the Patriots on?
Virginia Patriots served in the Continental Army.
What side were neutralists on?
Many colonists were neutral and did not take sides.
What side were loyalists on?
Loyalists remained loyal to the king and supported Great Britain.
How did African Americans and slaves feel about the war?
Some African Americans were divided about the war. Some slaves fought for the English because they were promised freedom.
What side were the American Indians on?
Many American Indians fought for both the British and the Patriots.
Who was James Armistead Lafayette?
James Armistead Lafayette, a slave from Virginia, served in the Continental Army and was given his freedom after the war. He was a spy.
Who was George Washington?
George Washington provided military leadership by serving as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
Who was Thomas Jefferson?
Thomas Jefferson provided political leadership by expressing the reasons for colonial independence from England in the Declaration of Independence.
Who was Patrick Henry?
Patrick Henry inspired Patriots from other colonies when he spoke out against taxation without representation by saying, “Give me liberty or give me death.”
What was the Battle of Great Bridge?
The Battle of Great Bridge was the first land battle fought in Virginia. It was an American victory and forced the British governor to flee Norfolk.
Who was Jack Jouett?
Jack Jouett rode on a horse to warn Thomas Jefferson and other government leaders to leave Charlottesville during the war.
Where was the last battle of the American Revolution?
The English surrendered to the American Army in Yorktown. This brought an end to the Revolutionary War.