The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791, 231 years ago today, coming into force on ratification by Virginia.
George Mason is known, together with James Madison, as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” However, George Mason would be better named the “Grandfather of the Bill of Rights” since the basis for the Bill of Rights to the U.S. Constitution was the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
The Bill of Rights
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