Bill of Rights Rejected at Constitutional Convention

Bill of Rights Rejected at Constitutional Convention

Book - 1787
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James Madison's Notes of Debates in the Constitutional Convention records that George Mason of Virginia and Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts proposed that the Constitution be “prefaced with a bill of rights.” Delegates were rushing to complete the Constitution's final draft, so the proposal was defeated with minimal debate on September 12, 1787.
Publisher: [s.l.] : [s.n.], 1787.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (manuscript)

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