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How did he affect our world/government today?
- Freedom of religion, press, and assembly
- Freedom to bear arms
- Protection from quartering our troops
- Protection from unreasonable searches and seizures
- Protects from due process, double jeopardy, self-incrimination, and private property
- You have the right to have a trial by jury
- You have the right to have a civil trial by jury
- Prohibition of excess bail
- Protection of the rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights
- Power of the states and the people
To sum all of that up, George Mason has put a huge influence onto things that are still present in our society today. The first 10 amendments are used everyday by the local and national law enforcement, and everyday by politicians. If we did not have these laws/freedoms that were set in place by Mason, who knows when all of this would have come into action/if it even would be in action in America today.
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