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Patriots
Virginians who served in the Continental Army and fought for independence leading to the British surrender at Yorktown
Neutral Virginians
Virginians who did not take sides with either the British or the Continental Army
Loyalists
Virginians who remained loyal to Great Britain
Did enslaved African Americans fight in the American Revolution?
Yes, some fought for a better chance at freedom.
What side did the American Indians fight on? British or American?
Both
James Lafayette
An enslaved African American from Virginia who served in the Continental Army and successfully requested his freedom after the war.
What was the importance of the Battle of Great Bridge?
It was the first land battles of the American Revolution fought in Virginia. The American victory forced the British colonial governor to flee the City of Norfolk.
Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
George Mason
Who is the "Father of the Constitution" and why?
James Madison
Because his skills at compromise helped the delegates reach agreement during the difficult process of writing the Constitution.
Name two rights stated in the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
1. Freedom of religion
2. Freedom of the press
Who wrote the Virginia statue for religious freedom?
Thomas Jefferson
What was the importance of the American victory at Yorktown?
It was the last major battle of the Revolutionary War and resulted in the surrender of the British army, which led to the end of the war.
Name two geographical factors that influenced Virginians to move to the western frontier of Virginia and beyond?
To find better farmland
Tobacco was hard on the soil causing may farmers to look west and south for new land to farm
Many moved west looking for large areas of land.