Examples Of The Virginia Statute Of Religious Liberty

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When we finally got our independence the people were scared. They were scared about how things would work. They were scared about how the newly formed government would protect the rights/liberties if its citizens.

There were laws and documents that were signed to make sure that everyone one was treated right. For example, the Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty was a law that was basically about how no one could be forced to worship,enforced, restrained, molested, place or ministry whatsoever, or burdened in his body. That all men can practice who/what they want. “Be it enacted by the General Assembly,that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burdened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief…. All men shall be free to profess… their opinion in matters of religion.”
Virginia Statute of Religious Liberty, 1786
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However, if a person escapes who has labor or service in the state is lawfully claimed to his/her labor. All this is saying os that no one has the right to make someone their slave. And if you get caught escaping then you have to do work for the person you escaped from. “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory…. [However,] any person escaping into [the area], from whom labor or service is lawfully claimed in any one of the original states, … may be lawfully reclaimed and [taken] to the person claiming his or her
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