A Guide to the Constitution of 1776, 1776 Constitution of 1776 MS 2000.41

A Guide to the Constitution of 1776, 1776

A Collection in the
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation`s
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number MS 2000.41


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USA
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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript Number
MS 2000.41
Title
Constitution of 1776 1776
Physical Characteristics
1 item.
Creator
Virginia. Convention (1776)
Location
On site.
Language
English
Abstract

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Constitution of 1776, Manuscript #MS 2000.41, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Acquisition Information

Source Unknown.


Biographical/Historical Information

The Constitution of Virginia is the document that defines and limits the powers of the state government and the basic rights of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Like all other state constitutions, it is supreme over Virginia's laws and acts of government, though it may be superseded by the United States Constitution and U.S. federal law. Virginia enacted its first constitution in 1776, in conjunction with the Declaration of Independence by the original thirteen states of the United States of America.

Scope and Content

Manuscript draft (after 1788) of the Virginia Constitution of 1776, as agreed upon by the delegates and representatives of the counties and corporations of Virginia at the General Convention in Williamsburg. Includes a note stating Virginia ratified the Federal Constitution, 1788 June 25, by a majority of 10 votes.

Arrangement

1 item.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Virginia. Convention (1776)
  • Subjects:

  • Constitutional conventions - Virginia - History - 18th century
  • Constitutions - Virginia
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States - History - Constitutional period,1789-1809

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States - History - Constitutional period,1789-1809