Colonial Law and Order
A felony trial in the General Court of the Capitol.
You are the jury in this candlelit inquiry into the charges of witchcraft.
Step into the tumultuous year of 1776
Explore the Capitol building of Virginia. Feel the tension mounting between the people and the monarchy and gain new insight into the importance of the written word in the colony’s Declaration of Rights.
Learn about the founding principles of our government and your rights and responsibilities as citizens of a new republic.
For 80 years, Williamsburg was the political center of Virginia, one of England’s largest, wealthiest, and most populous colonies. Here laws and justice were made and administered on behalf of all colonial Virginians. At the Capitol, the General Assembly debated and framed legislation and the courts dispensed justice.
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