Essential Virginian Documents

Virginia Declaration of Rights

George Mason stated that human rights should not be violated by governments. He was the head author of the document and on June 12th, 1776 the document was adopted by Virginia.

Virginia Statue For Religious Freedom

The Virginia Statue For Religious Freedom outlawed the practice of government support for one favored church. On January 16, 1786, the assembly enacted the statute into the state's law.

Bill of Rights

James Madison consulted the Virginia Statue for Religious freedom and also the Virginia Declaration of Rights when drafting the amendments in the end became the United States Bill of Rights