Setting a Foundation: The Virginia Declaration of Rights

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“On June 12, 1776, the Virginia House of Burgesses passed the Virginia Declaration of Rights. It is arguably the most important founding document that most people have never heard of. The Virginia Declaration of Rights laid the groundwork for both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Most significantly, the first three sections establish the philosophical framework that supports the entire U.S. system of government.” (06/12/22)