Lead: In Spring 1861, the nation held its breath. Would Virginia remain with the union or become the leader of the Confederacy?

 Intro.: Dan Roberts and A Moment in Time with Jamestown - Journey of Democracy, tracing the global advance of democratic ideals since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

Content: In that spring of great discontent, Virginians were in a quandary. While deep South sentiment had been more unified -- lopsided majorities have voted for leaving -- opinion was much more constructive in the Commonwealth. Many Virginians, primarily in some western counties, firmly opposed disunion.


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