BC: Works Cited: "Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)." American Government. ABC-CLIO, 2010. Web. 5 Oct. 2010.
FC: Virginia Declaration of Rights By: Dylan Gregory
1: Virginia Declaration of Rights By:Dylan Gregory
2: This article formed several rights of men, including the right to rebel against morons. | The Virginia Declaration of Rights was the primary foundation for the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the French Revolution's Declaration of Rights of Man and of the Citizen.
3: The Virginia Declaration of Rights was adopted by the Virginia Convention on June 12, 1776. | A few years later, it was added into the Virginia State Constitution as Article I.
4: George Mason originally made the Virginia Declaration of Rights. James Madison helped him write the section about religious freedom. Later on, it was corrected by Thomas Ludwell Lee. | This document was based on the rights of citizens described in documents written earlier, such as the English Bill of Rights.
5: The Virginia Declaration of Rights has sixteen articles on the subject of peoples' rights. | It was the first written protection of peoples' rights, instead of protecting just members of Parliament or consisting of simple laws that can be changed as easily as passed.
6: Some of the Articles' included laws about men being treated equally, the government being fair to all men, no men getting special privileges, freedom of press, etc.
7: They say that everyone is equal no mater what sex, race, or religion.