you may work with me to create a plan to protest British policies instead.
G E O R G E M A S O N
After the Revolutionary War
Bill of rights 1791 ------------------ ----------------- George mason.
Mason opposed the Stamp Act of 1765, which taxed most printed items in the American colonies. After the Townshend Duties levied new taxes on the colonies in 1767, Mason worked more actively with George Washington to develop a nonimportation plan to protest British policies.
He was a politician, and a delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention of 1787, one of three delegates who refused to sign the constitution. Mason was named one of his state's delegates to the Constitutional Convention and traveled to Philadelphia, his only lengthy trip outside Virginia
His criticism of the rights given to the federal government over the people and states helped bring about the Bill of Rights as an addendum to the Constitution, although his earlier idea for a bill of rights was rejected. The Constitution was approved by a vote of 89 to 79 in September 1787 and was effected March 4, 1789. In December 1791, the U.S. Bill of Rights was ratified, putting to rest Mason's concerns about the rights of the individual, and he died less than a year later.