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Lesson 10: How did the States Govern Themselves after the Revolution?


Virginia Declaration of Rights   (Video)
Virginia was the first state to include a bill of rights in its constitution.

What Made the Massachusetts Constitution Different?   (Video)
The structure of the Massachusetts constitution of 1780 more closely resembles the U.S. Constitution than the constitutions of the original thirteen states. It created a strong system of separation of powers and checks and balances.