Democracy In Colonial America

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From slaves to the authoritative leaders, Colonial Williamsburg provides a clear vision of how people lived in the colonial epoch. During that period, people have erected many significant structures. Bruton Parish Church, the Governor’s Palace, the Capitol, and the Magazine were ones that they built. Of the four, the Capitol is the most important building. The structure was essential for the colonists, people value it today, and associated with the Colonial Williamsburg motto “That the future may learn from the past”. Thus, because it housed the Virginia government, continued democracy in North America, which still stands today, and it showed us how to govern our new nation, the Capitol deserves a commemorative coin minted in its honor.
The Capitol housed the Virginia government, which included the Governor’s Council and the House of Burgesses. The General Assembly
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Most of the British rights became American rights too. Some examples were the freedom of petition and no cruel or unusual punishments. That exemplified that the government of the colonial era was not all that bad. Another reason that the Capitol inspired our government was because it taught us how to hold court. It has a jury, which decides if the defendant is guilty or innocent. This is how the Capitol taught us how to govern America.
In conclusion, the Capitol deserves a commemorative coin because it housed the Virginia government, continued democracy, and taught America how to govern itself. The building associated with the Williamsburg motto “That the future may learn from the past”, people value it today, and was essential for the colonists. There are many other buildings that were important such as the Governor’s Palace, Bruton Parish Church, and the Magazine. People also constructed many other buildings which aren't as significant. The way Colonial Williamsburg paints a picture of the colonial era leaves the minds of many in

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