The Constitutional Convention: Mason V. Paterson

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A meeting was held during 1787 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known as the “Constitutional Convention”. This was to revise the "Articles of Confederation". This meeting had fifty-five men and each one of them had their own role to play.
Two men that went stood up for themselves, the people, and some states. Both George Mason and William Paterson told the others that they wouldn't sign the Constitution unless what they wanted was there. Mason said, "I would soon chop off my right hand than to sign the Constitution without a Bill of Rights", and Paterson said, "I would rather submit to a Monarch, to a deposit, than to such a fate." (Constitution). This shows that compromising is not always the answer, it could have a negative effect.

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