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Virginia History

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FC: Virginia History Created by Henry

1: primary vs secondary sources | Primary speeches,artifacts,music,interviews | Secondary newspaper,articles,books and atlas

2: Bordering states and large bodies of water | bordering states Maryland,West Virgina,Kentucky,Tennessee and North Carolina Large bodies of water Atlantic ocean and Chesapeake bay

3: 5 Regions Appalachian Plateau,Vally and Ridge,Blue Ridge Mountains,Piedmont,Coastal Plain[Tidewater]

4: Cities & Rivers Alexandria on the Potomac,Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock,Yorktown on the York,Richmond on the James,Jamestown on the James

5: Artifacts & Archaeologists | Examples arrowheads,pottery and old fencing | definitions archaeologists are people that dig up ancient artifacts

6: Eastern Woodlands Indians | food corn,beans,squash and deer | werowocomoo the Indian trade center | clothing animal skin | shelter natural resources

7: Virginia Indian Tribes | Tribes Chickahominy Upper Mattaponi Eastern Chickahominy Rappahannock Mattaponi Nansemond Pamunkey Monacan Cherokee Powhatan. | Languages Algonquian,Siouan and Iroquoian. | regions Tidewater,Piedmont and Appalachian Plateau

8: Reasons for picking Jamestown in 1607 | Increased England's wealth and power. | Defense against enemies from both land and sea,deep harbor,thought there was a good supply of fresh,clean,drinking water.

9: Hardships at Jamestown | Disease,Native Americans,Difficult to find clean water & Starvation.

10: Important people at Jamestown | Christopher Newport,Captain John Smith,John Rolfe,Pocahontas & Chief Powhatan

11: Government | Charters 1619,The first from of government in Virginia Virginia House of Burgesses

12: Capital Move | Jamestown/Williamsburg/Richmond

13: French & Indian war | Made colonist pay 130,000,000 for the war.

14: Taxes | Sugar act,Stamp act,Townshed act And Intolabrel act

15: Problems in Boston | When the Boston Massacre happend the Sons of Liberty and patriots had the Boston tea party

16: Colonist vs England | Patriots,Sons of Liberty,Colonist and Minute men vs Loyalist,king George the third and Lord Cornwallis

17: Important Patriots | James A Lafayette,George Washington and Patrick Henry

18: Important Patriots | Thomas Jefferson,Jack Jouett,Paul Revere & Ben Franklin

19: Divided in war | African slaves and American Indians were divided in war

20: Support on the home front | Women farming,making cloths,& caring for the sick

21: Battles | The battle of Lexington and Concord,Great Bridge,Saratoga and Yorktown

22: Treaty of Paris ended the American Revolution [1783] and the French and Indian war [1863]

23: Contributions to the New Nation | Mason,Jefferson,Madison & Washington

24: Virginians travels south and west for better farm land | Tobacco drained nutrients

25: Branches of VA government | Legislative,Executive and Judicial

26: Famous Abolitionist | Harriet Tubman | John Brown | Nat Turner

27: Divided in the nation | The south believed in agriculture | The north industrialized and used machines

28: Creation of West Virginia | Western VA wanted slavery away

29: General Ulysses S Grant | president Abraham Lincoln | Union

30: Confederacy | Robert E. lee,Jefferson Davis,Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B Stuart

31: Battles | Gettysburg,Chickamauga,Antietam,wilderness,Second Manassas,Stone's River,Shiloh,Fort Sumter,Vicksburg and Seven Days.

32: Important Battles | Beware (Bull run) My (Monitor vs Merrimack) Foot(Fredericksburg) Can(Chancellorsville) Punt(Petersburg) Red(Richmond) Apples(Appomattox Courthouse)

33: CSA surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse | General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.

34: Reconstruction | Farmland and banks are destroyed In the south

35: Reconstruction | Freedmans bueru and sharecropping helped people in the south

36: After Reconstruction | After reconstruction blacks were treated unfair with segragation,discrimination and Jim Crow laws

37: VA's economy begins to grow again | Virginia's economy begins to grow again with railroads,Tazewell county(coal) and tobacco farming

38: Civil rights movement | Thomas Woodrow Wilson and George C Marshall made plans for world peace

39: Civil rights movement | Maggie Lena Walker,Harry F. Byrd Jr.,Arthur Ashe,Douglas Wilder,Oliver Hill,Linwood Holten

40: Rural: life in the country/open farm lands Urban: life in the city Old systems of farming were no longer effective and crop prices were low. People moved from rural to urban areas and formed many other states for economic opportunities. | 20th and 21st Century Virginia

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