In this lesson, students will study the life of George Mason. They will learn about Mason's views on the rights, his objections to the Constitution, his devotion to personal liberty and states' rights, and much more.
Handout A: George Mason (1725-1792)
Handout B: Context Questions
Handout C: George Mason on Liberty
Handout D: Student Answer Bank
Introductory Essay: Explaining the Founding
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