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1: Jamestown 1607 | The ships were called the Discovery,Godspeed,and Susan Constant.

4: Reasons for coming to jamestown. | To find gold,and silver and fresh water.

5: They enjoyed hunting deer. | They thought the water was deep enough to dock.

6: There were many hardships in Jamestown! | For example, the Indians would attack the colonist.

7: There wasn't enough food or clean water. | The number one hardship in Jamestown disease!

8: Important people. Pocahontas,the chief Powhatan's daughter. | Chief Powhatan is the chief of a Powhatan Indian tribe.

9: Caption John smith helped the settlers in Jamestown. | Christopher Newport sailed from england to Jamestown in 1607 to find gold and silver.

10: In 1619 government began in Jamestown.


13: War fought between Great Britain and its two enemies,the French and Indians of North American.

14: The king of england taxed goods from england.

16: The Boston Massacre,three colonist were shot. | The Boston Tea Party,the colonist dumped 342 crates of tea into the Boston Haber.

17: Patriot's are people who is loyal and or supports one's own country. | American patriots that wanted freedom from England.

18: King George the third | Lord Cornwallis | AMIERCAN REVOLUTION | Colonist | Patriot





23: Support on the home front. | women help support the Indians and the colonist.

28: George Washington was commander and chief of continental Army. | He was the Father our country and the 1st president of us.

29: Thomas Jefferson wrote the declaration of Independence and the Virginia statue of religious freedom and the freedom of Religion. | George Mason wrote the Virginia declaration of rights and influenced the bill of rights.


31: JUDICIAL BRANCH-decide if laws have been broken(lawyers,judges,courts) | EXEUTIVE BRANCH-carry out laws (governor) | LEGISLATIVE BRANCH-makes laws (law writers,General Assembly,senate,House of delegates)

32: Tobacco farming drained the minerals in the soil,causing many farmers to look to take the west and deep South for new land to farm.Virginians migrated into western territories looking for large areas of land and new opportunities.

33: Harriet Tubman worked on the underground railroad.She saved over 300 lives. An abolitionist is somebody who hates slavary.

34: John Brown led the raid on an arsenal in Harpers Ferry when he tried to start a slave rebellion.He was captured and hanged. | Nat Turner led a revolt against plantation owners in Virginia.

36: The Civil War

37: The economy in the northern states was more industrialized using machines,while in the southern region,it was agricultural and replied more labor.

38: Conflict grew between the western counties of Virginia that relied on slave enslaved people and western counties that were against slavery.

39: Abraham Lincoln was firmly opposed to the spread of slavery to other states.

44: Millions of freed slaves needed housing,clothing,food,and ,jobs. | Virginia's economy was in ruins. | Money had no value. | Railroads,bridges,plantations,and crops were destroyed. | Banks were closed.

45: Congress created the Freedmen bureau in 1865.This government agency provided food,schools,and med care for freed African Americans and others in the south. | A new system of farming called sharecropping developed because plantations owners lacked money to pay workers.The former slaves needed land and work.Sharecropping allowed freed men and farmers to rent land from a landowner by promising to pay the landowner with a share of the crops when harvested.

46: The freedoms and rights promised to African American were slowly taken away after Reconstruction,when laws were passed thats made it almost impossible for them to vote and hold office. | Laws had an effect on African - American life. | Found it very difficult to vote or hold public office. | Unfair poll taxes and voting test were established to keep African Americans from voting. | African Americans were forced to use separate drinking fountains. | African-Americans and white children attended separate public schools. | They weren't allowed to sit together in public buses,trains,or restaurants.

47: The separation of people,usually based on race or religion. | Negative opinions formed about people without proof. | An unfair difference in the treatment of people . | Laws established segregation or separation of the races and reinforced prejudices held by many white people.

48: After the Civil War,advances in industry,technology,and transportation were key factors to Virginia's growing economy.As more people traveled, Virginia's cities grew with more people,business,and factories.The need for more and better roads increased.Railroads were a key to the expansion of business,agriculture,and industry.They helped small towns grow into cities.Railroads centers attracted the buildings of factories where clothing,furnitures,and other useful items were made.Others parts of Virginia grew developed.Coal deposits,discovered in Tazewell County after the Civil War and in nearby counties,became a source of southwest VA.Tobacco farming and tobacco products recovered from the effects of the civil war and again became an important VA industry.

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