The Virginia Declaration Of Rights
During the Enlightenment period during the 1600’s to the 1700’s, writers like Locke, Montesquieu, and Rousseau influenced some of our founding documents, including the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and The Bill of Rights. During this time period, these writers had no idea that their works would impact such influential documents. The first document these writers influenced was the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
On June 12, 1776, in Williamsburg