From: Michael Fera
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Michael Fera Mr. William Cutler History 67 February 14, 2000 What is the attitude of the author of the “Virginia Declaration of Rights” toward the Crown? What were the grounds for complaint? How are they similar? How are they different? What accounts for these differences?
The Virginia Declaration of Rights is a set of rules, established to give a basic sense of order in the State of Virginia. Presented in 1776, a year of freedom and victory for the United States, this Declaration was guidelines to live by in this state. Most of these rules are still present in today’s society, showing how our forefathers were extremely ahead of their time. At this time, America had broken off from the rule of Great Britain, therefore the authors of this document, did not have any attitude toward the Crown. Being a free country means exactly that. The Government of a free county does not have to answer to any other country’s government. This Declaration shows the citizens of Virginia, which is apart of a free country, what standards there were to live by The “Virginia Declaration of Rights” and the “Resolutions of the Stamp Act” are quite different in many ways. For one, the Resolution was written in 1965, when America was still under the rule of Great Britain. The Virginia Declaration was established in 1776, after America claimed independence. Therefore, both of these documents were written from completely different views. Their different views bring up another difference. The Resolution was written by English authors who had a bias towards the Crown of England, while the Virginia Declaration was penned by American authors with vision of freedom. As a result, each document has a completely different viewpoint. These two documents are extremely different do to the fact that were both written during different times and different rulers of the New World.