The Birth Certificate of America
the first, formal, grand-founding footstep of American Civilization!
(1) 1215 Magna Carta, (2) 1606 Va Charter, (3) 1628 Petition of Right, (4) 1689 English Bill of Rights, (5) 1776 Declaration
1606 Va Charter
2nd of the Five Great Documents
Established Common Law in America...a great treasure
Quoted by Patrick Henry to clinch 1765 Va Tax Stamp Resolves
Cited by Jefferson: 1776 grievance "For taking away our Charters"
Brought to fruition thru the 1787 U.S. Constitution and 1789 Bill of Rights
Ordered published in 1868 by the U.S. Senate... Records of Virginia Company
Published by Library of Congress in 1936...in massive 4-vol set of Va Co. Records
Reprinted in 1957 Jamestown 350th Anniversary...in Booklet #4...The Three Charters
Honored in 1959 by Va State Bar, marble plaque in 1639 Brick Church, Jamestown Island
Downplayed, then displaced from textbooks, as a result of 1960's emphasis on social studies
Retrieved from obscurity by primary-source research, conducted by Henricus Colledge (1619)®
Restored legislatively by the 1994-95 Va General Assembly...Public Schools must teach Va Charters
Promoted by Henricus Colledge (1619)®, thru a special edition: The Five Great Documents of Liberty
Officially Recognized as "The Birth Certificate of America", 100% vote of 2006 Virginia General Assembly
Celebrated: "400th Anniversary of American Civilization, 10th April 2006", at Henricus Historical Park, Va
Celebrated: "401st Anniversary of American Civilization, 10th April 2007", at Wren Chapel, Wm & Mary, Va
Displayed: "400th Anniversary of Jamestown Settlement, 12-13 May 2007", [NPS designated this as "protest"]
American Civilization, unique in history: Planned & Planted in a Place with a Purpose & a Promise. Result: A Republic!
Freedom is not free!! The 1606 Grand-founders, 1776 Founders, and 1787-89 Framers understood this, and so should we!
POP QUIZ: Name 1st President in America? (Hints: Elected in 1607; at Jamestown; only Grand-founder to reside in Va)