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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Mason

George Mason was a Virginia planter and politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three delegates who refused to sign the constitution. His writings have been a significant influence on political thought and events ... He cited the lack of a bill of rights most prominently in his Objections, but also ...

www.answers.com/Q/This_Virginia_delegate_was_one_of_the_most_powerful_influences_on_the_writing_of_the_Bill_of_Rights

This Virginia delegate was one of the most powerful influences on the writing of the ... How did the Virginia declaration of rights influence the United States bill of  ...

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-mason-forgotten-founder-he-conceived-the-bill-of-rights-64408583

Apr 30, 2000 ... George Mason: Forgotten Founder, He Conceived the Bill of Rights ... charged with drafting a "Declaration of Rights" for Virginia. ... One other committee member did play a significant role: Mason's young ... Jefferson's U.S. Declaration of Independence included the immortal words of what may be the most ...

www.heritage.org/political-process/report/james-madison-father-the-constitution

No other delegate was better prepared for the Federal Convention of 1787, and no one contributed more than Madison to shaping the ideas and ... a series of constitutional amendments that would form the basis of the Bill of Rights. ... In the mid-1780s, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, and in 1786, he attended ...

www.heritage.org/the-constitution/report/the-formation-the-constitution

Sep 14, 2007 ... Because all thirteen colonies had to ratify amendments, one state's refusal ... tyranny-that of the overbearing many disregarding the rights of the few. ... to all the problems with which the Founders were most concerned. ... After several states, including Virginia and Pennsylvania, chose delegates for the ...

www.constitutionfacts.com/us-founding-fathers/about-the-founding-fathers

Madison, “the Father of the Constitution”—the most important legal document in modern ... Jefferson named one of the bedrooms at Monticello “Mr. Madison's room.” ... He alone wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence. .... influenced greatly by Mason's work on the Virginia bill of rights, and Mason's ideas also ...

www.brighthubeducation.com/history-homework-help/53470-the-bill-of-rights-history-and-influences

Mar 9, 2014 ... This is the last of five articles in a Bill of Rights study guide ... which influenced the founding fathers to create a Bill of Rights. ... He felt a bill of rights would appease the people who feared a too-powerful central government, and that one could ... the most notable being his own Virginia Declaration of Rights.

www.history.com/topics/constitution

At the 1787 convention, delegates devised a plan for a stronger federal ... The Bill of Rights–10 amendments guaranteeing basic individual protections ... not want a powerful central government interfering in its economic business. .... In June of that same year, Virginia ratified the Constitution, and New York followed in July.

www.biography.com/people/james-madison-9394965

Apr 27, 2017 ... James Madison was one of America's founding fathers and the ... co-wrote the Federalist Papers and sponsored the Bill of Rights. ... In 1780, he went to Philadelphia to serve as one of Virginia's delegates to .... The Top Hearing Aids of 2017 Are More Powerful Than EverSponsored Hearing Aid Ads.