George Mason -The Man

Introduction: A Biography of George Mason 1725-1792*

“The Bill of Rights received a lot of attention during its recent 200th anniversary, but little recognition was given to George Mason, who was the driving force behind the document. Mason (1725-1792) was the author of the 1776 Virginia Declaration of Rights, which the Marquis de Condorcet called “the first Bill of Rights to merit the name.” Mason fought against ratification of the United States Constitution because it contained no bill of rights. As a leader of the AntiFederalists, his objections led to the first 10 amendments, which were ratified in 1791″………. Continue Reading about the biography of George Mason. 

*(Excerpt from: Introduction < A Biography of George Mason 1725-1792 < Biographies < American History From Revolution To Reconstruction and beyond).