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.

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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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