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Important Virginians

Who is considered the Father of our Country? George Washington
Who wrote the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedon? Thomas Jefferson
Who was a great note taker during the Constitutuional Convention? James Madison
Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights? George Mason
Who is considered the Father of the Constitution? James Madison
Who was a role model for all future presidents? George Washington
Who was the commander and chief of the continental army? George Washington
Who was the governor of Virginia during the American Revolution? Thomas Jefferson
Who was a great speaker and said "Give me liberty or give me death....? Patrick Henry
What were two rights that were stated in the Virginia Declaration of Rights? Freedom of the press and freedom of religion
Who was very vocal about taxation without representation? Patrick Henry
What document gave Virgians the right to worship as they please? The Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
Who wrote the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom? Thomas Jefferrson
What document gave the colonists the same rights as the English? The Charter of Virginia Company of London
What document was adopted in July 4, 1776? The Declaration of Independence
Why did Virginians move westward.and towards the deep south? tobacco was hard on the land and they wanted better farmland
What did they call the place in the Appalachian Mountains where the Virginians crossed to go westward? The Cumberland Gap
List the three reasons the capital moved to Richmond. 1. the Virginian population was moving westward 2. Richmond was a more central location 3. increased the distance from the British
Name the three capitals of Virginia starting with the first one. Jamestown to Williamsburg to Richmond
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