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What date was the Charter of the Virgina Company written?
1607
Who was the author of the Charter of the Virginia Company
The King of England
What was the purpose of the Charter of the Virginia Company?
To establish a colony and outline the rights guaranteed to colonists. Also to promote the Christian faith, convert Indians, discriminate against Roman Catholics and join the worldwide trend of colonization.
How did the Charter of the Virginia Company influence the writing of the Constitution?
Settled the first permanent colony named Jamestown
What date was the Virginia Declaration of Rights written?
June 12, 1776
Who wrote the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
George Mason
Who was the audience of the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
The citizens of Virginia
What was the prupose of the Virginia Declaration of Rights?
To specify the rights of citizens in Virginia and the basis of the foundation of government
HOw did the Virginia Declaration of rights influence the writing of the Constitution?
-Used in the Declaration of Independence
-Basis for the Bill of Rights
-Incorporated in the Virginia Constitution
What date was the Articles of Confederation written?
1777
What was the purpose of the Articles of Confederation?
-To establish a national government in the newly formed America
-Gave states the power of government
How did the Articles of Confederation influence the writing of the Constitution?
Because the Articles of Confederation were weak and inconsistent, the Constitution was written
What date was the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom written?
1786
Who was the audience of the Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom?
Virginia citizens
What was the purpose of the Virginia Statue of Religious Freedom?
-To protect the practice of religion
-To prohibit the interference in the practice of religion
-To prohibit religious discrimination
How did the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom influence the writing of the Constitution?
-Became part of the Virginia Constitution
-Basis for the religious clauses of the Bill of Rights
What date was the Declaration of Independence written?
1776
Who was the author of the Declaration of Independence?
Thomas Jefferson
Who was the audience of the Declaration of Independence?
The King of England and Great Britain
What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?
To explain the separation of the colonies from English power
How did the Declaration of Independence influence the writting of the Constitution?
-War with Britain and independence led to a need for government
-Certain rights cannot be violated
-All people are equal under the law