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1607 through the American Revolution

VS.3 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the causes and effects of events associated with the first permanent English settlement in North America by

     a.) explaining the reasons for English colonization;

     b.) describing the economic and geographic influences on the decision to settle at Jamestown;

     c.) describing the importance of the Virginia Company of London Charter (April 10, 1606) in establishing the Jamestown colony;

     d.) describing the interactions between the English colonists and the Indigenous Peoples, including the role of the Powhatan in the survival of the colonists;

     e.) describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival, including, but not limited to trade with the Powhatan, the leadership of Captain John Smith, land ownership, and the successful commercial cultivation of tobacco;

Political Growth and Western Expansion: 1775 to the Mid-1800s

VS.6 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the establishment and growth of the new American nation with emphasis on the role of Virginians and events in Virginia during the 18th and 19th centuries by

     a.) explaining the roles of George Washington (“Father of Our Country”), James Madison (“Father of the Constitution”), and Patrick Henry (“Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” speech);

     b.) explaining the development of founding Virginia documents, including the Virginia Declaration of Rights (George Mason) and the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (Thomas Jefferson);

VS.8 The student will apply history and social science skills to explain the reconstruction of Virginia following the Civil War by

     f.) analyzing the effects of segregation and “Jim Crow” laws on life in Virginia.

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