Amanda Grant

About the VA constitution

The Constitution of Virginia was enacted in concurrence with the Declaration of Independence; written by James Madison and George Mason in Williamsburg on June 29th 1776. It has had six major revisions to the original document and established a basic rule of law for Virginia.

Impact on the development of the U.S. government

It set the basic groundwork and structure for the United States Constitution and modeled as an example for many of the historic documents we know today including the Bill of Rights. Its amendments showed that "absolute" laws and documents could be changed or altered. The amendments would also help contribute to the change in social thinking much, much later to not discriminate or single one group or ethnicity of people out. The Constitution of Virginia limited the powers of state government which would later influence the laws we set into action that would limit the power of central/federal government.