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Documents In Virginia History. Steven West, Library Media Specialist Simonsdale Elementary. Documents in Virginia History Table of Contents. Charter for the Virginia Company of London Declaration of Independence Virginia Declaration of Rights Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom

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Documents In Virginia History

Steven West, Library Media Specialist

Simonsdale Elementary

documents in virginia history table of contents
Documents in Virginia HistoryTable of Contents
  • Charter for the Virginia Company of London
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Virginia Declaration of Rights
  • Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
  • United States Constitution(Bill of Rights)
  • Documents Timeline
  • Assessment: One, Two, Three

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virginia company of london charter
Virginia Company of London Charter
  • These documents gave the King’s permission to start a colony in the new world.
  • Jamestown was the first colony in 1607.
  • In return for permission to settle the colony the Virginia Company of London sent some of the profits back to the King.
declaration of independence
Declaration of Independence
  • Written by Thomas Jefferson.
  • Signed on July 6, 1776.
  • It explained why the colonists were unhappy with English rule, and that they planned to rule themselves to right these wrongs.

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declaration of independence5
Declaration of Independence
  • Stated that “the people” had authority instead of “Kings.”
  • Stated that all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
virginia declaration of rights
Written by George Mason & approved on June 12, 1776.

Stated that all Virginians had certain rights including:

Freedom of Religion

Freedom of Press

This document became the basis for the Bill of Rights of the Constitution

Virginia Declaration of Rights
virginia statute of religious freedom
Written by Thomas Jefferson.

States that people should be free to worship as they please.

Separated church and state (government).

Said people should not have to pay for any church unless they want to.

Was the basis for the 1st amendment of the constitution.

Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom
united states constitution
United States Constitution
  • It has 2 main parts
    • Constitution – guides the government and gives rules for how it should work.
    • Bill of Rights – lists all the rights that citizens have that the government must protect.
bill of rights
Bill of Rights
  • The Bill of Rights was based ideas from the Virginia Declaration of Rights and the Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom.
documents of virginia timeline
Documents of Virginia Timeline

Declaration of Independence

July 4, 1776

United States Constitution

1787-1788

1600

1800

Virginia Declaration of Rights

June 12, 1776

Charters for the Virginia Company of London

1606-1607

Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom

Written: 1779

Adopted: 1786

assessment 1 of 3
Assessment – 1 of 3
  • Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights? Answer
  • Why is James Madison called the “Father of the Constitution”? Answer
  • The Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was based on what two documents from Virginia? Answer

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Assessment #2

assessment 2 of 3
Assessment – 2 of 3
  • What document gave the King’s permission to start a colony in the New World? Answer
  • What document states that all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Answer
  • What are the two main parts of the United States Constitution? Answer

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Assessment #3

assessment 3 of 3
Assessment – 3 of 3
  • What is listed in the Bill of Rights? Answer
  • Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Answer

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virginia declaration of rights14
Virginia Declaration of Rights
  • George mason wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
father of the constitution
“Father of the Constitution”
  • James Madison is called the “Father of the Constitution” because of the excellent notes he took and the compromises he was able to manage.
bill of rights16
Bill of Rights
  • The Bill of Rights was based ideas from the
    • Virginia Declaration of Rights
    • Virginia Statue for Religious Freedom
virginia company of london charter17
Virginia Company of London Charter
  • These documents gave the King’s permission to start a colony in the new world.
  • Jamestown was the first colony in 1607
declaration of independence18
Declaration of Independence
  • The Declaration of Independence states that all people are created equal and have rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
bill of rights20
Bill of Rights
  • Bill of Rights – lists all the rights that citizens have that the government must protect.
declaration of independence21
Declaration of Independence
  • Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence.
credits
Credits
  • Virginia Studies Curriculum Framework, Commonwealth of Virginia, Board of Education, 2001
  • Virginia Studies Posters (http://chumby.dlib.vt.edu/melissa/posters/vastudiesposter.html)
  • Google Image Search (www.google.com/images)