It was a long, hot summer, and the Framers of the U.S. Constitution had nearly finished their work. Everyone was eager to go home for some much-needed rest, but George Mason realized something was wrong: only the federal government could propose amendments to the Constitution.
What happened next will change the history of our country forever.
Mark Meckler and Rick Green sat down in Independence Hall recently -- where the Constitution was debated and adopted -- to tell the full story. This is the first time this story has been told in such great detail, and you won't want to miss it.
If you want to get involved in this historic movement, the first step is to sign the Convention of States Petition. We'll send your signed petition to your state legislators so they know that their constituents support George Mason's plan to keep the federal government in check.