George Mason Research Paper

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George Mason was born on December 11, 1725 in Fairfax County Virginia. He had his mother Ann Stevens Thompson, and his father George Mason the Third. George Mason’s mother Ann Stevens Thompson is an at home mother basically raised her children. George Mason’s father George Mason the third was a politician and a farmer he owned a lot of land.
George Mason the third died in a ferry accident on 5 March 1735 on the Potomac River. Sadly when George Mason was only ten years old. From there on he was supposed to inherit all the property his dad had which was twenty thousand eight hundred seventy five but his mother held on to some of the property so she could grow the inheritance so he and his siblings could have some of the inheritance.
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He had his mother Ann Stevens Thompson, and his father George Mason the Third. George Mason’s mother Ann Stevens Thompson is an at home mother basically raised her children. George Mason’s father George Mason the third was a politician and a farmer he owned a lot of land.
George Mason the third died in a ferry accident on 5 March 1735 on the Potomac River. Sadly when George Mason was only ten years old. From there on he was supposed to inherit all the property his dad had which was twenty thousand eight hundred seventy five but his mother held on to some of the property so she could grow the inheritance so he and his siblings could have some of the inheritance.
George’s uncle, John Mercer acted as a father to George and his siblings. Since his uncle had an extensively large library George decided to almost take where his father left off. He studied law and political philosophy. Once he became old enough to take over he then began to watch over his family,slaves, and farms. He grew the real estate further. To continue his passion of politics he shared his political ideas through writings. Which most of them were used as a basis or model for other laws or political
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He explained his reasons, citing the absence of a declaration of rights as his primary concern. He then discussed the provisions of the Constitution point by point showing what was wrong with it, beginning with the House of Representatives. He then stated that the Senate would become too powerful. George Mason believed that the government could become corrupt to easily. George Mason’s beliefs then led to being a basis for the Bill of Rights was mostly.In recognition of his accomplishments and dedication to the principles of the Age of Reason, Mason has been called the American manifestation of the

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