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Who believed in having authority over the colonies, and continuing to tax them without representation in the government
A document that states all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
What is the Declaration of Independence?
They have the right to govern themselves and fight for independence
What did the Patriots believe?
Taxing colonists without giving them a voice in Parliament
What does Taxation without Representation mean?
Government in Great Britain during the Revolutionary War
What is Parliament?
Joined the war on both sides in hope of getting freedom after it was over
What was the role of slaves in the revolution?
The Loyalists for Great Britain
What side did Captain John Smith fight on?
An enslaved African American
Who was James Lafayette?
He requested it from the government after the war
How did James Lafayette receive his freedom?
They took on more responsibilities
What was the role of women in the war?
It was the final battle in the Revolutionary War
What's the importance of the Battle of Yorktown?
British colonial governor flees the city of Norfolk
What happened after the Battle of Great Bridge?
The Battle of Great Bridge
Which happened first: The battle of Yorktown or the Battle of Great Bridge?
What were the people called who didn't take sides in the revolution?
prevented the capture of key members of the Virginia General Assembly by riding to Charlottesville and warning them
Who is Jack Jouett?
Who said "Give me Liberty, or Give me Death"
Who was the author of the Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom?
Governor and in the Continental Congress
Thomas Jefferson served as...
Who was the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and our first president?
Great Britain surrendered and gave up control of the colonies
What was the result of the American Revolution?