George Mason's Contribution To The Constitution

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George Mason was one of the most active speakers in the Constitution. At first, Mason “advocated a stronger central government but withdrew his support toward the end of the deliberations” (Gordon). Although he was a delegate of Virginia for the Constitutional Convention, he never did sign the U.S. Constitution, for he “objected to powers granted to the new government, which he believed to be ill-defined and overzealous” ( He was in favor of rights given to individuals and states rather than the federal government. Mason was also in favor of popular elections, unrestricted admission of new western states, and in favor of a three-part executive. His foremost objection was that “there is no Declaration of Rights, and the laws of the
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