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Virginia and the Bill of Rights. A special exhibit by the Virginia State Library of rare manuscripts and printed materials to commemorate the one hundred and fifty-sixth anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights, and the visit of the Freedom Train to Richmond, Virginia. by Virginia State Library

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Published in Richmond .
Written in English


  • Virginia.,
  • Virginia. Convention,
  • United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementArranged with a foreword by William J. Van Schreeven, head archivist.
ContributionsVan Schreeven, William James, 1909-1971.
LC ClassificationsJK3917 .V5
The Physical Object
Pagination26 p.
Number of Pages26
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL192311M
LC Control Numbera 48000230

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The Virginia Bill of Rights () This extract is taken from the Virginia Bill of Rights, which was passed by the House of Burgesses in June Authored primarily by George Mason, it sought to protect the natural rights of men and was thus a reflection of Enlightenment ideas and values.   “Narrative, celebratory history at its purest” (Publishers Weekly)—the real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a vivid account of political strategy, big egos, and the partisan interests that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the who argue that the Bill of Rights reflects the founding fathers’ “original intent” are by: 1. Bill of Rights. A DECLARATION OF RIGHTS made by the good people of Virginia in the exercise of their sovereign powers, which rights do pertain to them and their posterity, as the basis and foundation of government. Section 1. Equality and rights of men. tion Committee on the Bill of Rights, which planned to publish a series of discus-sions on the Bills of Rights of the various states. As a part of the same project, Dean W. H. Moreland of the Washington and Lee University School of Law pre-pared an article on the judicial construction of the Virginia Bill of : Leonard C. Helderman.

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