This is a visually-stunning, highly-engaging PowerPoint on Jamestown colony. Over 25 slides, it presents the background on the Virginia Company and its founding through the House of Burgesses and the growth of Jamestown.
In March 1775, Patrick Henry urged his fellow Virginians to arm in self-defense, closing his appeal (uttered at St. John's Church in Richmond, where the legislature was meeting) with the immortal words: "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death."
"Give me liberty, or give me death!" is a quotation attributed to Patrick Henry from a speech he made to the Virginia Convention in 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, he is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the Virginia House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War. Patrick Henry is one of my heros.
George Washington's ... heroism in battle on the frontier, especially at the Battle of Fort Du Quesne, where he providentially cheated death numerous times and organized the successful retreat of the British force after General Braddock was mortally wounded, led to his promotion to Commander in Chief of the Virginia Military Forces in 1755 at the age of 23. After serving three years in that post, he served until 1775 in the Virginia House of Burgesses, when he was unanimously chosen to…