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Founding Documents Review

Charters of the VA Company of London guaranteed the rights of Englishmen to the colonists
Declaration of Independence stated grievances against king of Great Britain
Declaration of Independence declared colonies' independence from Great Britain
Declaration of Independence affirmed certain unalienable rights (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness)
Declaration of Independence affirmed the idea that all people are created equal
VA Statute for Religious Freedom stated freedom of religious beliefs and opinions
Magna Carta established for the first time the principle that everyone including the king was subject to the law and gave Englishmen basic rights and freedoms
VA Declaration of Rights model for the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the U.S.
Articles of Confederation established first form of government
Articles of Confederation maintained that major powers resided with individual states
Articles of Confederation created weak central government with no power to tax or enforce laws
Articles of Confederation led to the writing of the U.S. Constitution
U.S. Constitution established structure of the U.S.
U.S. Constitution guaranteed quality under the law with majority rule and the rights of the minority protected
U.S. Constitution affirmed individual worth and dignity of all people
U.S. Constitution protected the fundamental freedoms or religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition
Created by: klechthaler