The United States Constitution And Bill Of Rights (VA Declaration of…
The United States Constitution And Bill Of Rights
VA Statue for Religious Freedom
States that people should be free to worship as they please. Was the basis for the 1st amendment of the constitution.
Written by Thomas Jefferson in 1779, adopted by Virginia in 1786.
VA Declaration of Rights
This document became the basis for the Bill of Rights of the Constitution
Written by George Mason & approved on June 12, 1776.
Stated that all Virginians had certain rights including:
Freedom of Religion
Freedom of Press
Right to vote
Right to a fair trial
Charters of the VA Company of London
Jamestown was the first colony in 1607.
This document promised colonists the same rights as Englishmen and that they would be treated fairly
Rule Of Law
Written and signed by King James in 1607
Decleration of Independence
Stated that all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
Stated that “the people” had authority instead of “Kings.”
Written by Thomas Jefferson.
Signed on July 6, 1776.
Consent of The Government
Limited the powers of the King. Gave “rights” to the barons and other “freemen” and to the City of London
Limited Government, Rule of Law
Agreement between King John (1199 – 1216) and group of “barons”
Articles of Confederation
Major powers resided with the states, the national government had very little power
This failed because it created a very weak central, or federal, government
1st form of government
Written by the Founding Fathers in 1781
Could NOT tax
Could NOT enforce the laws
Only ONE branch of government
States could print their own forms of money