The Role of Religion in Colonial Williamsburg


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Who drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1777?

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1. The current brick building of Bruton Parish Church was constructed when?

2. Until 1786, what was the official church in Virginia? (Hint: white Virginians were required to worship in this church and support it with taxes.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Religion had a major impact on the early British colony of Williamsburg. With this quiz/worksheet, you can test how much you know about the colony in areas like the person who drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1777 and when the brick building of the Bruton Parish Church was built.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will cover these areas:

  • Official church of Williamsburg until 1786
  • The first permanent English settlement in the New World
  • Belief in God according to deism

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you understand the most important information from the lesson on religion in colonial Williamsburg, including when the Bruton Parish Church was first built
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first permanent settlement that was established by the English in the New World
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about belief in God according to deism and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the man who drafted the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1777 and the official church of Williamsburg up to 1786

Additional Learning

Keep learning about early settlements in what is now the state of Virginia with an accompanying lesson called The Role of Religion in Colonial Williamsburg. Follow along with the points listed below:

  • Lack of religious freedom in Williamsburg in the early 1600s
  • Religions that began to thrive there at the end of the 18th century
  • Religious involvement of America's 'Founding Fathers'
Final Exam
Chapter Exam
History Alive America's Past Chapter 9: Life in Colonial Williamsburg
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