ERIC Number: ED127238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Road to Independence: Virginia, 1763-1783.
Williams, D. Alan
A history of the state of Virginia from 1763 to 1783 is presented. Intended for use in the public schools of Virginia, the publication was prepared to assist educators in developing topics of study relating to Virginia's role in the American Revolution and to help students develop deeper appreciation for their rich heritage. The study is divided into five parts. Part I, "1763: The Aftermath of Victory," relates Virginia's political philosophy and tells of Britain's difficulties in meeting the costs of victory over other contenders for influence in North America. Part II, "From Revolution to Independence," chronicles the decaying political relations between Britain and the colonies between 1763 and 1775. Part III, "From Revolution to Independence," describes the First Virginia Convention and the First Continental Congress and gives an account of Virginia's position as a free and independent state. Part IV, "The Commonwealth of Virginia," describes military and economic activities from 1776-1782. Part V, "The War For Independence," includes information on the continental army, the Indian wars, the invasion of Virginia, and Virginia's participation in the siege at Yorktown. A bibliography, appendix, and a copy of the Declaration of Independence are included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: American Culture, American Studies, Civics, Civil Liberties, Colonial History (United States), Community Involvement, Democracy, Geography, Government Role, Historiography, Local History, Nationalism, Political Issues, Primary Sources, Revolutionary War (United States), Secondary Education, Social History, Social Studies, State Government, United States History
History, Government, and Geography Service, Virginia State Department of Education, 1322-28 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia 23216 (single copy free)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Secondary Education.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia