Civil Government of Virginia eBook

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14.  What is the extent of the power of the superintendent of public instruction?

15.  How often does the superintendent report to the General Assembly, and what information does his report contain?

16.  Who appoints county and city superintendents, and what is their term of office?

17.  Name some of the duties of these officers.

18.  Who compose the School Trustee Electoral Board?

19.  What are their duties?

20.  Who compose the County School Board?

21.  Name some of the duties of this board.

22.  How are school districts laid out?

23.  How are school trustees chosen, and what is their terra of office?

24.  Of whom is the District Board of School Trustees composed?

25.  Name some of the powers of this board.

26.  Of whom is the City Board of Trustees composed?

27.  What is the census of children?

28.  What is a scholastic year?

29.  Tell what State funds, county funds, and district funds are.

30.  Who receives and pays out all school funds?

31.  What does the tax of one mill on the dollar mean?

32.  From what sources besides the tax on property are school funds obtained?

33.  What are the qualifications of teachers?


1497.  John Cabot discovered Labrador, the basis of the English title to Virginia.

1585.  Virginia was so named by Queen Elizabeth in honor of her unmarried state.

1606.  Charter granted to the London Company.

1607.  Settlement at Jamestown.

John Smith, “the Father of the Colony,” rescued from death by Pocahontas, the daughter of Powhatan, the King of the Pamunkey Indians.

1608.  John Smith President of the Colony.

1609.  The London Company receives its second Charter.

1610.  “The Starving Time.”

1612.  Culture of tobacco commenced.

1613.  Pocahontas marries John Rolfe.

1617.  Death of Pocahontas at Gravesend, England.

1618.  “The Great Charter of Virginia” granted by the London Company.

1619.  Slaves landed from a Dutch ship.

First Colonial Assembly meets at Jamestown, July 30.

1621.  Formal grant of free government by a written charter.

A Council of State and a General Assembly established—­the model of every subsequent provincial form of government.

1622.  Massacre of settlers by Indians under Opechancanough.

1624.  Fall of the London Company.

Virginia becomes a royal province.

1644.  Second Indian Massacre.  Opechancanough captured and killed.

1652-60.  Virginia under the Commonwealth.

1660.  Called the “Old Dominion.”

Navigation Acts put into operation by British Government.

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