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Founding Documents Part 1
Transcript of Founding Documents Part 1
Charters of the Virginia Company of London
Guaranteed rights of Englishmen to Virginia's colonists
King James I
Provided settlers, supplies , and ships for settlement
Established a government and business for Virginia colonists
The Virginia Declaration of Rights
Listed individual rights
Freedom of religion
Power of the people
Served as the basis for the Bill of Rights in the United States Consitution
Virginia Statute for Religous Freedom
Guaranteed that people would be free to choose a religion
Provided for freedom of religous beliefs and opinions
Established separation of church and state
The Declaration of Independence
Thomas jefferson and others
All people are equal under law
Asserted that the colonies were independent from Great Britain
Official start to American Revolution
The Articles of Confederation
Major powers resided with individual states
Members of The Continental Congress
Created the first form of national government for the independent states
Failure led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution
Established majority rule in colony