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Williamsburg, VA - Participant in Revolution
"The restored city of Williamsburg, capital of Virginia during the revolutionary years, brings the past to life through reenactments and character interpreters. This quiz focuses on the part Williamsburg played in America's march to independence."
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On May 30, 1765, this Virginian denounced the Stamp Act in the Capitol building. Who was it?
On May 24, 1774, the Virginia Assembly in Williamsburg resolved to set aside June 1 as a day of "fasting, humiliation and prayer" in support of which revolutionary act?
The Sugar Act Boycott
The Boston Massacre
The Stamp Act Declaration
The Boston Tea Party
As anti-Britain sentiments continued to rise in the city, Governor Dunmore took what drastic action on April 20, 1775?
Jailed members of the House of Burgesses
Put Williamsburg under martial law
Ordered royal marines to seize gunpowder from Williamsburg's magazine
Moved Virginia's capital from Williamsburg to Richmond
This tavern became the new "home" of the Virginia Assembly when the royal governor dissolved that group and forbade them to meet in the Capitol.
Christiana Campbell's Tavern
From August 1 through 6, 1774, the following was (or were) enacted against Britain by the first Virginia Convention in Williamsburg. Which?
No exportation to Britain
No importation of British goods
All of these
No importation of slaves
This Williamsburg citizen was the first Virginian to sign the Declaration of Independence.
Prior to the Battle of Yorktown in 1781, whose troops occupied Williamsburg?
Colonel Banastre Tarleton
Brigadier-General Hugh Percy
Marine Major John Pitcairn
Lord Charles Cornwallis
These Virginia brothers were split by divided loyalties during the Revolutionary War. One brother remained loyal to the King and returned to England. The other brother remained in Williamsburg and was appointed by his peers to the First Continental Congress.
Patrick and William Henry
Lawrence and George Washington
Francis Lightfoot and Richard Henry Lee
John and Peyton Randolph
This Virginian served in Williamsburg in the House of Burgesses, was a member of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration of Independence, and was a Colonel in the militia. Yet he was against the creation of an American Constitution.
Richard Henry Lee
This man led the Continental Army into Williamsburg in 1781 and liberated the citizens from martial law.
Major-General Horatio Gates
Lieutenant-Colonel Francis Marion
General George Washington
Marquis de Lafayette
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