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va studies documents and government facts 111 120

VA Studies: Documents and GovernmentFacts 111-120

Powerpoint created by Carrie Reed

Facts from the VA Pacing Guide

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George Washington was elected the first President of the United States of America. He provided political leadership and served our young country well. Thus, he is often called “The Father of our Country.”

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James Madison believed in the importance of having a United States Constitution. He kept detailed notes and helped delegates compromise. He earned the title “Father of the Constitution.”

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The Virginia Declaration of Rights, written by George Mason, stated that Virginians should have certain rights, including freedom of religion and freedom of the press, and the right to a trial by jury.

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The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson, states that all people should be free to worship as they please.

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The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was the basis for the First Amendment to the Constitution, which protects religious freedom.

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Legislative Branch: makes the laws. The Virginia General Assembly has 2 parts:

  • Senate
  • House of Delegates
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The Judicial Branch is our court system. They decide cases of people breaking the law or whether a law agrees with Virginia’s Constitution.