It listed freedoms that people should have1. Freedom of speech 2. Freedom of religion 3. Freedom to elect government It set the basic laws and rules of a government in Virginia. It declared: 1.colonists’ complaints against Great Britain 2.people’s rights to change government 3.“all men are created equal” 4.colonies’ independence from Great Britain His ideas focused on the rights and freedoms that he felt people should have. Thomas Jefferson – it was written for ALL of the colonies.