VS. 5 a-c The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by



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VS.5 a-c
The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:



  1. identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

  2. identifying the various roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, and American Indians in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Lafayette.

  3. identifying the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge, the ride of Jack Jouett, and the American victory at Yorktown.



VS.5 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:
a) identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain as expressed in the Declaration of Independence.

Questions:

Answers:

How did the colonists’ ideas about government different from those of British Parliament?

Conflicts developed between the colonies and Great Britain over how the colonies should be governed. The colonists and the British Parliament disagreed over how the colonies should be governed.


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Colonists believed…c:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\v54jcq0w\mc900018835[1].wmf

it had legal authority in the colonies

their local assemblies had legal authority

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Colonists believed…c:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\v54jcq0w\mc900018835[1].wmf

it had the right to tax the colonies

they should not be taxed since they had no representation in Parliament.




Why is the Declaration of Independence and important document?
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The Declaration of Independence gave reasons for independence and ideas for self-government. The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, states that authority to govern c:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\hr4swv9v\mc900240341[1].wmf

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belongs to the people rather than to kings




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and that all people are created equal and c:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\0i6zu6bw\mc900436374[1].png



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have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.



VS.5 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:
b) identifying the various roles played by whites, enslaved African Americans, free African Americans, and American Indians in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, and James Lafayette.

Various Roles of Virginians during the American Revolution

Patriots

Loyalists

Neutral

Women

Served in the Continental Army and fought for independence

Remained loyal to Great Britainc:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\xz7g02jb\mc900018839[1].wmf

Did not take sides

Took on more responsibility to support the war effort

Enslaved African Americans

Free African Americans

American Indians

Fought for a better chance of freedom

Fought for independence in the American Revolution

Fought alongside both the Virginia patriots and the British

Contributions of Virginians during the Revolutionary War Era

George Washingtonc:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\xz7g02jb\mc900030684[1].wmf


Provided military leadership by serving as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.


Thomas Jeffersonc:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\v54jcq0w\mc900151405[1].wmf



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

Patrick Henryhttp://etc.usf.edu/clipart/0/25/henry_1_lg.gif



Inspired patriots from other colonies when he spoke out against taxation without representation by saying, “…give me liberty or give me death.”


James Lafayettehttps://www.cia.gov/library/center-for-the-study-of-intelligence/csi-publications/books-and-monographs/intelligence/photo-8.gif


An enslaved African American from Virginia who served in the Continental Army and successfully requested his freedom after the war.


VS.5 - The student will demonstrate knowledge of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by:
c) identifying the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge, the ride of Jack Jouett, and the American victory at Yorktown.

Questions:

Answers:

What was the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge?


The Battle of Great Bridge was the first land battle of the American Revolution fought in Virginia. The American victory forced the British colonial governor to flee the City of Norfolk.

Who was Jack Jouett?c:\documents and settings\jshepherd\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\xz7g02jb\mc900149846[1].wmf

Jack Jouett rode on horseback through the backwoods of Virginia to Charlottesville to warn Thomas Jefferson, then governor of Virginia, that the British were coming to arrest him and members of the General Assembly. The actions of Jack Jouett prevented the capture of key members of the Virginia General Assembly.

What was the importance of the American victory at Yorktown?

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The last major battle of the Revolutionary War was fought at Yorktown, Virginia. The American victory at Yorktown resulted in the surrender of the British army, which led to the end of the war.


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