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2: The colonist chose Jamestown because they thought it was a great place to be protected from the Spanish. They also thought it had clean water and lots of food! BUT THEY WERE WRONG

3: The English came to Jamestown to find gold and silver. They wanted to increase their wealth and power!

4: Hardships at Jamestown 1 Menny peppl dide 2 Thar wus to menny indens.

5: 3. Thar wus a smol sply of food. 4. Thay had a dsees.

6: Kaptin Jon Smith . Wus a Jams Toun ledr,a sodger,and a repreyzttev of the king.

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10: The American Revolution

11: The French and Indian War. War fought between Great Britain and its two enemies,the French and the Indians.

12: After the French and Indian war the King of england made settles pay taxes for sugar and things like that.

13: The Stamp Act wasn't fair to the colonists.

14: the Boston Massacre was deadly.

15: then the Boston Tea party took pails.

16: Many battles war fought and many men were killed. | British Red Coats Lord Cornwallis King George III

17: Patriots Colonist George Washington Patrick Henry Minutemen Sons of Liberty

18: George Washington Led the Continental Army | Thomas Jefferson Wrote the Declaration of Independence | Ben Franklin Convinced to France to fight!

19: James Lafayette was a spy for the colonist. He earned his freedom! | Patrick Henry said "Give me liberty or give me death!"

20: Slaves and Native Americans were divided in war. Slaves wanted Freedom and Native Americans wanted land

21: Women made clothes, food, and took care of the farms. They also helped take care of the sick!

22: Battle of Lexington and Concord This began the American Revolution

23: Battle of Yorktown This was the last battle of the American Revolution!

24: The battle of York Town gave us freedom.

25: The war gave us an Independent country.

26: the general of the continental army George Washington.The 4th pres. is James Madison

27: Thomas Jefferson was the 3rd president.George mason wrote the bill of Rights.

28: Legislative | judicial | Executive

29: Executive Branch - carry out laws (governor) Legislative Branch - make laws (law writers, General Assembly, Senate, House of Delegates) Judicial Branch - decide if laws have been broken (lawyers, judges, courts)

30: Tobacco farming drained the minerals in the soil, causing many farmers to look to the west and deep south for new land to farm. Virginians migrated into western territories looking for large areas of land and new opportunities. As Virginians moved, they took their traditions, ideas, and cultures with them.

31: Abolitionists campaign to end slavery.

32: Nat Turner led a revolt against plantation owners. | John Brown led a raid on an arsenal in Harpers Ferry.

33: The united stats was a Divided Nation.The north was industrialized. The south was note.

34: Conflict grew in V.A so slaves went to WEST V.A,a stat in the Union.

35: Abraham Lincoln hated slavery.Seven states formed the Confederacy.

36: The south had Jefferson Davis as a president.They had Robert E.Lee.THEY had J.E.B Stuart.They had Stonewall Jackson.

37: THE North had Lincoln.They had Ulysses Grant.

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