Who disagreed over how the colonies should be governed? the colonists and British Parliament

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Who disagreed over how the colonies should be governed?

the colonists and British Parliament

What did Parliament believe?

Parliament believed that they had legal authority in the colonies and the right to tax the colonists

Why did the colonists believe they should not be taxed by Parliament?

They had no representation in Parliament.

Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

Thomas Jefferson

What does the Declaration of Independence state? (three)

  1. The authority to govern belongs to the people, not the king

  2. All people are created equal.

  3. All people have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Who served in the Continental Army?

Virginia Patriots

Who did the Continental Army fight against?

the British (English)

Did all Virginians fight in the Continental Army?

NO- some stayed neutral (didn’t take sides) and others remained loyal to the English (loyalists)

What did women do during the war?

Women took on more responsibility during the Revolutionary War.

How did African Americans feel about the Revolutionary War?


How did American Indians feel about the Revolutionary War?


Who is James Armistead Lafayette?

Slave from Virginia who served in the Continental Army and successfully requested his freedom after the war.

Who is George Washington? (two)

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Commander in Chief of the Continental Army

Provided military leadership

Who is Thomas Jefferson?

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provided political leadership by expressing the reasons for independence in the Declaration of Independence

Who is Patrick Henry?


Inspired other patriots when he spoke out against taxation without representation.

“Give me liberty or give me death.”

What did Jack Jouett do?

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Rode on horseback through the backwoods of VA to Charlottesville to warn Jefferson (governor) that the British were coming to arrest him and the General Assembly.

What is the Battle of Great Bridge?

The first land battle of the American Revolution fought in Virginia.

The Amercian victory forced the British governor to flee Norfolk.

Who surrendered at Yorktown?

British Army

Where was the Revolutionary War won?


Who won the Revolutionary War?

Continental Army (patriots)

Who is a loyalist?

A colonist who stayed loyal to the king of England

Who is a patriot?

A colonist fighting for freedom.

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