Social Studies - 2017-18
GOVT.2d - “Rights of Englishmen”
The student will apply social science skills to understand the political philosophies that shaped the development of Virginia and United States
constitutional government by
d) explaining the guarantee of the “rights of Englishmen” set forth in the charters of the Virginia Company of London
Big Themes/Concepts: Origins, Power & Authority, Rights
How does a country's political origins impact how it operates today?
How does the Constitution reflect the times in which it was written?
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
The charters of the Virginia Company
of London extended the rights of
Englishmen to the colonists.
The basic rights of Englishmen were guaranteed to the colonists by the charters of the Virginia Company of London.
Examples of basic rights included:
- land ownership
- the right to create a council to make their own laws