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James Madison

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5) – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist. He was the fourth president of the United States.

 

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Madison was the last Founding Father to die at the age of eighty-five

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On the War of 1812: “I flung forward the flag of the country, sure that the people would press onward and defend it.”

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Jefferson and Madison were close friends throughout their lives: Madison was Jefferson’s protégé.

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Aside from the war that nearly cost him his reelection, Madison’s two terms were also memorable for the fact that both of his vice presidents died while in office.

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Madison was a soft-spoken and tiny man—about 5'4" and less than 100 pounds. Even his nickname was diminutive: “Jemmy.” He was too small to serve in the Revolutionary War, and turned to politics instead.

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Bank of the U.S. recharted in 1816 and the Tariff of 1816 which of the 1st protective tariff.

Article: President James Madison
Source: Famento

In 1812 Madison Declared war with Britain from the seizure of cargoes on ships and the the British not complying to the neutral standings of America. When the British fought in America they set fire to the White House and the Capitol. The war ended in victory in 1812.

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Died: June 28, 1836, in Montpelier, Virginia

Article: James Madison
Source: Library of Congress

Madison was a shy man who married the very outgoing Dolley Payne Todd.

Article: James Madison
Source: Library of Congress

Madison was elected President in 1808

Article: James Madison
Source: The White House

Out of his leadership in opposition to Hamilton's financial proposals, which he felt would unduly bestow wealth and power upon northern financiers, came the development of the Republican, or Jeffersonian, Party.

Article: James Madison
Source: The White House

In Congress, he helped frame the Bill of Rights and enact the first revenue legislation.

Article: James Madison
Source: The White House

In later years, when he was referred to as the "Father of the Constitution,"

Article: James Madison
Source: The White House

Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays.

Article: James Madison
Source: The White House

Madison, who was rarely absent and whose Virginia Plan was in large part the basis of the Constitution, tirelessly advocated a strong government, though many of his proposals were rejected.

Article: James Madison 1751-1836
Source: University of Groningen

in the years 1784-86, he had again sat in the Virginia House of Delegates. He was a guiding force behind the Mount Vernon Conference (1785), attended the Annapolis Convention (1786), and was otherwise highly instrumental in the convening of the Constitutional Convention in 1787.

Article: James Madison 1751-1836
Source: University of Groningen

In 1780 Madison was chosen to represent Virginia in the Continental Congress (1780-83 and 1786-88). Although originally the youngest delegate, he played a major role in the deliberations of that body.

Article: James Madison 1751-1836
Source: University of Groningen

Madison began his 41-year political career in December 1774, when he was appointed to the Orange County Committe of Safety.

Article: James Madison
Source: Montpelier

In August 1769, James began college at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University), graduating in the spring of 1771.

Article: James Madison
Source: Montpelier

James Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia, on March 16, 1751.

Article: James Madison
Source: Montpelier
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