Colonial Williamsburg is the restored and
reconstructed historic area of Williamsburg, Virginia, a small city between the York and James rivers that was founded in 1632, designated capital of the English
colony in 1698, and bestowed with a royal charter in 1722. It was a center of
political activity before and during the American Revolution (1775–1783)—where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Patrick Henry debated taxes, slavery, and the inalienable rights of
men—. . .
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