Yeah, thanks for mansplaining all this stuff to me. Golly wow, I would have never known any of this until you told me!
Actually, I knew all this stuff already. I’m sure you’re mind is blown. I can read. It’s true. I am black and I can read. You just don’t know what to make of it, huh?
George Mason wrote the Virginia constitution first, and then gave it to Thomas Jefferson as a template. To say they wrote it together, is a bit of a stretch. It seems like someone was doing a bit of cutting and pasting and it wasn’t George.
I actually have two advanced degrees, both from George Mason University, actually so you can stop reading entries from Wikipedia to me (not a reliable source, by the way), while accusing me of citing Wikipedia (which I never do.) I learned most of what I know about America’s start, years ago in AP History, in prep school.
Funny though, how in AP History (this is the national curriculum for those who are considered to be intelligent enough to study the advanced version of American history in high school,) we didn’t learn a damn thing about George Mason.
Funny how he has been wiped from the national version of American history. Everything that I learned about Mason, I learned while visiting his plantation, here in Virginia.
So instead of making snide and condescending remarks to me about what I do or don’t know about American History, why don’t you take it up with the College Board, which sets the national standard for what advanced students learn about American history. Why don’t you ask them, why George Mason isn’t mentioned in the curriculum, or why the Federalist papers aren’t required reading? Or how is it that he receives zero credit for his role of writing the U.S. Constitution? As for me, I received the highest score possible on my AP American History Exam.