Today in Founding History – Virginia Declaration of Rights
Today in Founding History – Virginia Declaration of Rights

Today in Founding History – Virginia Declaration of Rights

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It was on this day May 6th in 1776 that our nation’s first Bill of Rights, “The Virginia Declaration of Rights” written by George Mason was first published.
This seminal document played an invaluable role in the writing of the Declaration of Independence and of our Federal Bill of Rights in 1791
It’s importance is worldwide. Concepts from this bill of rights can be found in Constitutions of revolutionary France, to China & Vietnam.
We learn a little about the history of this great document and examine the ideas it contained

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