The Life And Beliefs Of The Revolutionary City Of Williamsburg

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"Give me liberty, or give me death", the famous concluding words of Patrick Henry 's proposal to collect a militia for Virginia 's defense on March 23, 1775, to the Second Virginia Convention held at Richmond, has rung through the ears of the American people for centuries. As a strong supporter of the freedom attained by the colonial people of the Revolutionary City of Williamsburg, Virginia, Henry was one amongst many our nation 's forefathers to spark the efforts to commence a new nation based on the principles that, all men are created equal. Between the years of 1775 and 1781, a Revolutionary City was born. Williamsburg 's inhabitants-black and white, men and women, free and enslaved-came together amidst the struggles and conflicts of war …show more content…
Although Williamsburg was restored from its original structures, with some changes implemented by the modern centuries, an American faith has bestowed on the Tidewater town of Williamsburg, Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg adequately portrays how the area incorporates the cultures, hopes, aspirations, and conflicts of the American people of the time period. The Revolutionary City is not just an area that is composed of colonial streets and buildings. It is a community of people and their tales of life linking the distant past with a relevant future. In the Historic Area, visitors are able to experience the opulence that permeated the city of Williamsburg through the forefather 's legacies. Coming face-to-face with interpreters of the day, you are able to not only hear their stories of the trying times, but also feel the emotion that radiates far beyond the context of their spoken words. "The restoration created a chance to physically interact with a sanitized version of the past and to gain a better appreciation of the restoration founders ' view of what it meant to be an American" (Greenspan 12). The Revolutionary City takes its visitors on a spiraling journey through the years of 1775 to 1781 America that includes, conversations with our founding fathers in and out of their homes, collective trade experiences in the craftsman shops, dining experiences in taverns, meeting the enslaved and learning how their everyday life affected them emotionally and physically, and ultimately learning how the people of Williamsburg transformed from loyal British subjects to the American people who stood for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. History comes alive during the trying times of the Revolutionary War from the moment your sensory system registers where you actually are. Visitors are able to partake in the events that foreshadowed the Revolutionary War that includes interactions with the

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