Washington and The Bill of Rights: A Mystery

George Washington was highly influential in constructing a Constitution.  He pushed a stronger federal government in a meeting at his house between Maryland and Virginia.  He advised its makers and chaired the Convention that would build the document.

But less so when it comes to the Bill of Rights.  Washington, along with the majority of convention delegates, did not feel the need to add a list of rights to the Constitution.

He didn’t object to its addition later, but a few of the stated rights, we know from a letter, he even found unnecessary. We just don’t know which ones.

We talk about Washington’s role in the convention, his influence on government and what clues he gave in his politics of silence.