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George Mason's Contributions

His criticism of document led to the formation of the Bill of Rights and the first 10 Amendments of the Constitution. this writing had great influence because Thomas Jefferson drew it on the first part of the Declaration of Independence by each person having "Unalienable Rights". While in the May 1776 convention he framed the rest of the Constitution, which still stands today and is the longest living Constitution.


  • Served as Treasurer of Ohio County in 1752
  • Sat in the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1761
  • In 1775 he seceded Washington (his friend and neighbor) in the Virginia convention
  • 1776 he Framed the Bill of Rights and Constitution


-George Mason picture: Mason, George. photograph. Digital Image. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.09/25/2015.

-Constitution picture: U.S. Constitution. photograph. Digital Image. 2015 ABC News Internet Ventures. 09/25/2015.