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S: Kevin Seccia Virginia history

FC: Virginia History Created by Kevin

1: Primary vs Secondary Sources | speeches, artifacts, music, news film footage, interviews, autobiographies, official records | news papers, books, encyclopedias, atlas

2: Bordering states and large bodies of water | Maryland,West Virgina Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina | Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay | M W K T N

3: The 5 regions | Appalachian Plateau, Valley and ridge, Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain (Tidewater) | A very beautiful Painted tree

4: Cities and rivers | Alexandria on the Potomac, Fredericksburg on the Rappahannock,Yorktown on the York,Richmond on the James,Jamestown on the James | A-P F-R Y-Y R-J J-J

5: Artifacts and Archaeologists | Examples and Definitions Artifacts: Tools that the native Americans used. Pottery: Pots and pans that carry stuff. Arrowhead: The point of an arrow.

6: Eastern Woodland Indians | Werowocomoco,food,shelter,and clothing | deer twigs deer skin corn mud animal skins beans wood squash tree bark

7: Virgina Indian tribes | Tribes,languages,and regions Powhatan,Algonquin,Tidewater Monacan,Souin,Piedmont Cherokee,Iroiquin,Application plateau | p m c a s i t p a

8: Reasons for picking Jamestown in 1607 | 1.Increased England wealth and power.2.Defenses against enemies both land and sea,deep harbor,thought there was good supply of fresh drinking water.

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

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

11: Government | Charters in 1619. Virginia house of Burgesses.

12: Capital move | Jamestown/Williamsburg/Richmond

13: French and Indian war | Made the colonist pay for the war,British vs French and Indians

14: Taxes | Sugar act,Stamp act, and Townshend Acts.

15: Problems in Boston | Boston Massacre was the shooting of five colonists,Boston Tea was when a few people Party,Sons of Liberty,and Patriots.

16: Colonist vs England | Patriots,Sons of liberty,colonists,minute men vs loyalists,King George 3rd,Lord Cornwallis.

17: Important Patriots | James A.Lafayette spyed on lord Cornwallis and told his army they're plays,George Washington was the commander and chief of the continental army,and Patrick Henry gave a speech called give me liberty or give me death.

18: Important Patriots | Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of independence,Jack Jouett told the assembly that the British were coming ,Paul Revere told a town and city the British were coming the British were coming,and Ben Franklin convinced the French to fight for they're lives.

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

20: Support in the war | Women farming,making clothes,and caring for the sick.

21: Battles | Battle of Lexington Concord,Battle of Great Bridge, and Battle of Yorktown.

22: Treaty of Paris signed | Ended the American Revolution in 1783!

23: Contributions to a New Nation | George Washington was the first president and commander and chief of the continental army, James Madison took detailed notes and became the forth president,Thomas Jefferson wrote the Virginia statue of religious freedom and was the third president,George Mason wrote the Virginia declaration of rights and freedom from freedom of religion and the press and by the jury

24: f | Virginians Travels south and west for better farm land

25: Branches of government | Legislative:The people who wrote the laws Executive:The people who made the laws Judicial:The people who decide if laws have been broken

26: Famous Abolitionist | Nat Turner lead a revolt on plantation owners and 60 white people,Harriet Tubman was a slave who helped over 300 slaves escape on the Underground railroad,John Brown was a white male who lead a raid on Harpers Ferry on a rainy day

27: Divided nation: Differences between North and South | The north had machines and didn't need slaves but the south needed slaves because they didn't have machines and the north had more soldiers than the south

28: Creation of West VA | Western counties wanted slavery away so they made their own state called West Virginia and stayed in the Union.

29: Union | President Abe Lincoln General Ulysses Grant and the Union army.

30: Confederacy | President Davis,Lee,Jackson, and Stuart and the whole Southern army.

31: Important Battles | Beware,My,Foot,Can,Punt,Red,Apples

32: Abe Lincoln | Abe Lincoln was our 16th president and the person who kept our country together.

33: Confederacy surrenders at Appomattox court house

34: Reconstruction | Problems in VA were banks were destroyed.Crops were ruined and everything was badly damaged.

35: Reconstruction | Sharecropping was when a land owner gave land to another farmer so they can plant crops but they have to give the land owner half the money they earn. Freedman's Bureau was a society that helped Africans and poor Virginians get food and medical care.

36: After Reconstruction | Segregation,discrimination,and Jim Crow Laws were how the blacks were treated.

37: Virginia's economy begins to grow again | Railroads,were the key to expansion. Tazewell (coal) and tobacco farming as well.

38: Civil rights movement | Thomas Woodrow Wilson,George C.Marshall were very famous people in the civil rights movement.

39: Civil rights movement | Maggie L. Walker,Harry F. Byrd,Arthur Ashe,L. Douglass Wilder,Oliver W.Hill,and Linwood Holton

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


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