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This lesson teaches students about the often forgotten founding father, George Mason, and why he refused to sign the Constitution and why he quits politics.

The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as our Bill of Rights, which serve as a guarantee for our freedoms. But these amendments almost didn't happen. Join a group of middle schoolers on a tour of Washington, D.C. as they learn about the Constitution and what it means to be "We the People." The "We the People" videos are produced in collaboration with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

Learn why George Mason refused to sign the Constitution and quit politics.

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