Richard Henry Lee

Richard Henry Lee was born January 20, 1732, in Stratford, Virginia. He was one of the first proponents of the Letters of Correspondence, which led to the Continental Congress. He proposed and later was a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was a great supporter of States Rights and he proposed the 10th Amendment, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." He died in June 19, 1794.

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