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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 war facts 96 110

VA Studies: Revolutionary WarFacts 96-110

Powerpoint created by Carrie Reed

Facts from the VA Pacing Guide

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Some African Americans were divided about the war. Some slaves fought for the English because they were promised freedom.

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James Armistead Lafayette, a slave from Virginia, served in the Continental Army and was given his freedom after the war. He was a spy.

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George Washington provided military leadership by serving as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.

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Thomas Jefferson provided political leadership by expressing the reasons for colonial independence from England in the Declaration of Independence.

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Patrick Henry inspired Patriots from other colonies when he spoke out against taxation without representation by saying, “Give me liberty or give me death.”

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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.

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Jack Jouett rode on a horse to warn Thomas Jefferson and other government leaders to leave Charlottesville during the war.

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The English surrendered to the American Army in Yorktown. This brought an end to the Revolutionary War.

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