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Mason's words, immortalized in the Virginia Declaration of Rights, carry considerable impact as we witness dramatic struggles for human rights throughout the world. The following documents concerning basic rights and liberties were influenced by George Mason's ideas and political thought. These documents represent but a few examples of the timelessness and importance of the fight for human rights.

Additionally, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights were all influenced by George Mason's political perspectives.  For more information on Mason’s participation in these founding documents, see our research guide on Internet Resources.

Fairfax Resolves (1774)

George Mason's Remarks on Independent Elections (1775)

Virginia Declaration of Rights --

Virginia Constitution

George Mason's Objections to the Constitution

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