George Mason and the Bill of Rights

Mr. Warren talked about George Mason’s role in the Bill of Rights. Mason refused to sign the U.S. Constitution because it… read more

Mr. Warren talked about George Mason’s role in the Bill of Rights. Mason refused to sign the U.S. Constitution because it did not have a Bill of Rights. His Virginia Declaration of Rights was the model for the U.S. Bill of Rights. Telephone lines were opened for audience comments.

Washington Journal devoted part of its programming to several historical events, sites, and documents from the American Revolutionary War era, including the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, Battle of Yorktown, and the Bill of Rights. The guests also talked about the British perspective of the war. close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2002
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 2002

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  • Jul 04, 2002 | 9:02am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 04, 2002 | 11:13am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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  • Jul 05, 2002 | 3:54am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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