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30 Cards in this Set

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First Continental Congress
an assemby of delegates in Philidelphia to protest the Intolerable Acts
The Battle of Saratoga
The turning point of the war, when France entered on the side of the colonists
Located on the Potomac River
The French and Indian War
A war between England and France for land and fur trading.
North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland
Virginia's bordering states
Patrick Henry
" Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Cherokee Indians
The Iroquoian language group living in Southwestern Virginia
Located on the James River
A Fall LIne city on the James River
Algonquian Language
The language spoken by the Powhatan Indians of the Coastal Plain.
Buying a good or service and paying for it later.
How the Indians adapted to their environment
Wearing animal skins, building homes of saplings
Captain John Smith
Provided leadership to the Jamestown colony and worked with the Powhatans to provide food for the colonists
Why King James 1 issued the first Virginia Charter
To increase England's wealth and power
House of Burgesses
The first elected legeslative body in America
How to grow corn and tobacco
What the Powhatan Indians taught the colonists to grow
Slave labor
Used to meet the demands for tobacco
Natural resources of the Coastal Plain
rich soil, temperate climate
cash crop
Better living conditions
Why the capital was moved to Williamsburg
The first battle of the Revolutionary War
The Battles of Lexington and Concord
Second Continental Congress
met in Philidelphia in 1775 voting for independence, signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776
Yorktown, Virginia
Where General Cornwallis surrended to General Washington
James Armistead Lafayette
An African American spy for the colonies
Thomas Jefferson
wrote the Declaration of Independence
Women during the war
farmed and supported the troops
Promise of freedom
Why some slaves fought for the British
Declaration of Independence
It gave reasons why Americans should become independent. It was signed on July 4, 1776, by delegates of the Second Continental Convention.
The Eastern Shore
One of Virginia's peninsulas, bordered by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean.
Primary Document
A journal or newspaper article