Presentation on theme: "VA Studies: Revolutionary War Facts"— Presentation transcript:
1 VA Studies: Revolutionary War Facts 96-110 Powerpoint created by Carrie ReedFacts from the VA Pacing Guide
2 What did the colonists and the English Parliament disagree about?
3 The colonists and the English Parliament disagreed over how the colonies should be governed. Parliament believed it had legal authority in the colonies, while the colonists believed their local assemblies had legal authority.
4 What did Parliament and the colonists feel about taxation?
5 Parliament believed it had the right to tax the colonies, while the colonists believed they should not be taxed since they had no representation in Parliament.
6 Who wrote the Declaration of Independence and what did it state?
7 The Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson, states that authority to govern belongs to the people, rather than to kings. All people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.