James Madison - (1751 - 1836)

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James Madison Biography

"James Madison (Virginia) is a character who has long been in public life; and what is very remarkable every Person seems to acknowledge his greatness. He blends together the profound politician, with the Scholar. In the management of every great question he evidently took the lead in the Convention, and tho' he cannot be called an Orator, he is a most agreable, eloquent, and convincing Speaker. From a spirit of industry and application which he possesses in a most eminent degree, he always comes forward the best informed Man of any point in debate. The affairs of the United States, he perhaps, has the most correct knowledge of, of any Man in the Union. He has been twice a Member of Congress, and was always thought one of the ablest Members that ever sat in that Council. Mr. Maddison is about 37 years of age, a Gentleman of great modesty,--with a remarkable sweet temper. He is easy and unreserved among his acquaintance, and has a most agreable style of conversation." -- Character
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James Madison Genealogy

James Madison (1723 - 1801)
Eleanor Rose Conway Madison (1731 - 1829)

Dolley Payne Madison (1768 - 1849)

James Madison (1751 - 1836)
Francis Madison (1753 - 1800)
Ambrose Madison (1755 - 1793)
Catlett Madison (1758 - 1758)
Nelly Conway Madison Hite (1760 - 1802)
William Taylor Madison (1762 - 1843)
Infant Son Madison (1766 - 1766)
Elizabeth Madison (1768 - 1775)
Sarah Catlett Madison Macon (1769 - 1843)
Infant Son Madison (1770 - 1770)
Reuben Madison (1771 - 1771)
Frances Taylor Madison Rose (1774 - 1823)

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James Madison served as the Fourth President of the United States
James Madison was called the "Father of The Constitution"
James Madison proposed the first twelve amendments to the Constitution
James Madison had two vice presidents die wile serving under him as president
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Biography for James Madison (1751 - 1836)
Biography for James Madison
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Anti-Federalist Papers 1787 - 1788
Anti-Federalist Papers is the collective name given to the scattered writings of those Americans who during the late 1780s to early 1790s opposed to or who raised doubts about the merits of a firmer and more energetic union as embodied in the 1787 United
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The Bill of Rights 12-15-1791
The Bill of Rights is the collective name for the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Proposed to assuage the fears of Anti-Federalists who had opposed Constitutional ratification, these amendments guarantee a number of personal freedo
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The Federalist Papers 1787 - 1788
The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in The Independent Journal and The
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Detached Memoranda 13962
James Madison, Detached Memoranda - Amendment I (Religion)
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Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention - Pierce 1787
This is a document written by William Pierce. It contains character sketches of the delegates for the First Federal Convention of 1787
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Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers

Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages?

Democracy or Republic?

Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government.  Some confusion stems because the word “democracy” is used to describe both a "type" and a "form" of government.

"Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

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Quote 1028 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1028 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1028 Where slavery exists the republic theory becomes still more fallacious.

Quote 674 details Share on Google+ - Quote 674 Linked In Share Button - Quote 674 We have staked the whole future of our new nation, not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all our political constitutions upon the capacity of each of ourselves to govern ourselves according to the moral principles of the Ten Commandments of God.

James Madison: 1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia
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Quote 1049 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1049 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1049 Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency.

James Madison: The Federalist No. 10, 1787
Quoted Document: The Federalist Papers

Quote 1027 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1027 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1027 Pride ignorance and Knavery among the Priesthood and Vice and Wickedness among the Laity. This is bad enough But It is not the worst I have to tell you. That diabolical Hell conceived principle of persecution rages among some and to their eternal Infamy the Clergy can furnish their Quota of Imps for such business. This vexes me the most of any thing whatever.

James Madison: letter to William Bradford, January 24, 1774
Madison's Gift - David O. Stewart

Quote 1024 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1024 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1024 If justice, good faith, honor, gratitude & all the other Qualities which enoble the character of a nation, and fulfil the ends of Government, be the fruits of our establishments, the cause of liberty will acquire a dignity and lustre, which it has never yet enjoyed; and an example will be set which can not but have the most favorable influence on the rights of mankind. If on the other side, our Governments should be unfortunately blotted with the reverse of these cardinal and essential Virtues, the great cause which we have engaged to vindicate, will be dishonored & betrayed; the last & fairest experiment in favor of the rights of human nature will be turned against them; and their patrons & friends exposed to be insulted & silenced by the votaries of Tyranny and Usurpation.

James Madison: Report on Address to the States, April 26, 1783
Madison's Gift - David O. Stewart

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