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Christopher Columgus
this person called the people in the lands he discovered "Indians" because he thought he was in the Indies
King of England (JamesI)
he granted charters to the Virginia Company of London
Captain John Smith
he created a forced work program and gave strong leadership to the Jamestown settlement: initiated trading relationships with the Powhatans
Pocahantas
this person is the daughter of Chief Powhatan, believed the English and American Indians could live in harmony: began a friendship with the colonists that helped them to survive
Thomas Jefferson
he provided political leadership by expressing the reasons for colonial independence from England in the Declaration of Independence; wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which states that all people should be free to worship as they please. This document was the basis for the First Amendment to the constitution.
James Armistead Lafayett
This is a slave from Virginia who served in the Continental Army and was given his freedom after the war.
George Washington
he provided military leadership by serving as commander-in-chef of the Continental Army; elected as the first President of the United States of America; provided strong leadership needed to help the young country and provided a model of leadership for future presidents; often called the "Father of out Country"
Patrick Henry
he inspired patriots from other colonies when he spoke out against taxation without representation and he stated "....give me liberty or give me death!"
James Madison
he believed in the importance of having a United States constitution; kept detailed notes during the Constitutional Convention; his skills at compromise helped delegates reach agreement during the difficult process of writing the Constitution. He is known as the "Father of the Constitution."
George Mason
he wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which states that all Virginians should have certain rights, including freedom of religion and freedom of the press. This document became the basis for the Bill of Rights of the Constitution.
Nat Turner
he lead the revolt against plantation owners in Virginia
Harriet Tubman
she established a secret route that escaped slaves took; it became known as the "Underground Railroad:
John Brown
he lead a raid on the United States Armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia while trying to start a slave rebellion' he was captured and hanged.
Abraham Lincoln
he became President of the United States in 1860 causing some southern states to secede from the Union
Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson
A confederate soldier who played a major role in the first clash of the Civil War (in the Battle of Bull Run/Manassas)
Robert E. Lee
commander of the Army of Northern Virginia; defeated Union troops at Fredericksburg, Va. ; surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House
Harry F. Byrd
He lead a Massive Resistance Movement against the integration of public schools; governor known for the "Pay as you Go" policy for road improvements; modernized Virginia state government
Maggie Walker
first African American woman to become a bank president in the United States; was also the first woman to become a bank president.
Arthur Ashe
first African American winner of a major men's tennis singles championship; author and eloquent spokesperson for social change
L. Douglas Wilder
first African American to be elected a state govenor in the United States (Virginia)