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Thanks, But, No.
Well, you can count on James Madison, at least. The eventual third President of the United States is of course also known as the Father of the Constitution.

Well, you can count on James Madison, at least. The eventual third President of the United States is, of course, also known as the Father of the Constitution.

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Patrick Henry, a prominent figure in the American Revolution ("Give me liberty, or give me death"), was offered a role in the drafting of the country's constitution, but he decided not to participate. He later explained, "I smelt a rat."

Statesmen George Mason, Elbridge Gerry and Edmund Randolph did attend the convention but were unhappy with the outcome. They decided not to sign the final document.

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