Posts Tagged ‘George Mason Memorial’

George Mason Memorial, Washington DC

masonOften considered a forgotten Founding Father, Virginia statesman and plantation owner George Mason was an influential participant in the fight for American independence.

His Virginia Declaration of Rights, written in 1776, was the foundation upon which the American Declaration of Independence, adopted on July 4, 1776, was crafted. Both Thomas Jefferson and George Washington credited his influence, with Thomas Jefferson calling him “the wisest man of his generation.” ….

(more…)