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Virginia’s Capital Moves

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									Virginia’s Capital Moves
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    There were many reasons
         for this move.
•   The drinking water was contaminated by salt
    water.

•   The dirty living conditions caused diseases.

•   Williamsburg was at a higher elevation which
    meant it was less likely to flood.

•   When fire destroyed the wooden buildings
    in1698 the final decision was made.
    There were several reasons
           for this move.

•   The population was moving westward, and
    Richmond was west of Williamsburg.

•   Richmond was a more central location for all
    the citizens of Virginia and nearby states.

•   Richmond was a better location for trade.

•   Moving the capital to Richmond increased the
    distance from attack by the English.
                                 REVIEW
                                                     •What direction was the population of
                                                     Virginia moving in 1780?
•This city was Virginia’s first capital city.
 –A. Williamsburg                                        A. To the south
 –B. Jamestown                                           B. To the north
 –C. Richmond
 –D. Norfolk                                             C. To the east
                                                         D. To the west



                                                 •   All of the following were reasons
                                                     for the first move of the capital
 •This city was Virginia’s third capital city.
                                                     except:
   -A. Williamsburg
   -B. Jamestown                                      A. Drinking water wasn’t clean
   -C. Richmond                                       B. Dirty living conditions
   -D. Norfolk
                                                      C. The ground wasn’t solid and
                                                         at a low elevation

                                                      D. People were farming tobacco

								
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