Colonial Williamsburg and a Country Divided
Terms in this set (33)
the sixteenth president of the United States
a colony England built in what is now the state of Virginia
the city the colonists chose as the capital of their colony
a group of Virginia men/citizens who made laws for the Colony of Williamsburg
House of Burgesses
the statement which explained why the colonies in the New World wanted to be independent, or free, of English rule
Declaration of Independence
a large farm where crops such as cotton or sugarcane were grown
one of the country's best-known speakers and writers on slavery
a place that us ruled by a distant country
wrote the Declaration of Independence
a woman who escaped from slavery
a group of people who meet to talk and make decisions
the group of states that make up the United States
the name of the new country 11 Southern states formed after Abraham Lincoln became president
a group of people who helped slaves escape to freedom
the end of slavery
the "War Between the States," it lasted more that four years
when President Lincoln announced that all slaves in the Confederate states would be free
measures the distance from the equator either north or south
measures the distance east and west of the prime meridian
the imaginary line halfway between the North and South Poles
imaginary line which runs from the North Pole to the South Pole and divides the Earth into the Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Who closed the House of Burgesses?
The Royal Governor
Why did the Royal Governor close the House of Burgesses?
because he wanted to stop the colonists' making decisions for themselves
Who did Robert E Lee surrender to?
Ulyssess S Grant
Where did Robert E Lee surrender(building & state)?
Appomattox Court House in Virginia
Why did Robert E Lee surrender?
to end the Civil War
Where did the colonist decide to move towards independence(name of meeting)?
Who was the third President of the United States?
Where did the "War Between the States" begin(Fort and State)?
Fort Sumter in South Carolina
Who was the general of the Confederate Army?
Robert E Lee
Who was the general of the Union Army?
Ulysses S Grant
Who was the president of the Confederacy?
When did the colonies declare their Independence from England?
July 4, 1776