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George Washington
- "Father of Our Country"

-1st President

-Served as the commander and chief of the Continental Army
James Madison
-Took detailed notes during the Constitutional Convention

-skilled at compromise

-"The Father of the Constitution"
Compromise
no one gets everything they want-everyone has to give up something-so good things can happen
George Mason
-wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights

-believed in freedom of religion

-believed in freedom of press
Virginia Declaration of Rights
-written by George Mason

-said all Virginians have the right to the freedom of religion and freedom of press
Thomas Jefferson
-3rd President

-Wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

-believed all people should be free to worship as they please
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom
-Written by Thomas Jefferson

-Said all people should be free to worship as they please
Cumberland Gap
-the space in the Appalachian Mountains colonist traveled through to move west
Why did Virginians move west?
-Tobacco farming ruined the soil

-To look for large areas of land and opportunities
What did Virginians take with them when they moved west?
-traditions
-ideas
-cultures
Constitution
-a plan for government, a set of rules
Slavery
-slaves were forced to move south and west with their owners