Who is James Madison?

  • (noun): 4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836).
    Synonyms: Madison, President Madison

James Madison

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5) – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. He served as a politician much of his adult life. Like other Virginia statesmen in the slave society, he was a slaveholder and part of the élite; he inherited his plantation known as Montpelier, and owned hundreds of slaves during his lifetime to cultivate tobacco and other crops.

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James Madison, Sr. - Biography - American Revolutionary War
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List Of Presidents Of The United States By Other Elected Offices Held - Federal Government - Executive Branch - Ambassadors
... Minister Plenipotentiary to France Continental Congress 1785–1789 James Monroe Minister Plenipotentiary to France George Washington 1794–1796 Minister to Britain Thomas Jefferson 1803 ...
Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Player Of The Year
... The first award, the only tie, was given to Dan Ruland of James Madison and Carlos Yates of George Mason ... Steve Hood of James Madison, Odell Hodge of Old Dominion, Brett Blizzard of UNCW, Eric Maynor of Virginia Commonwealth (VCU), and Charles Jenkins of Hofstra have ... An early member still in the conference, James Madison, also has three winners, as does 2001 arrival Hofstra, giving those two schools the most winners among current CAA members ...
Castle Hill (Virginia) - History
... Jefferson once played the violin, while the still younger Madison danced ... Presidents and historic figures including George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, Andrew Jackson, Robert E ... Lee, James Buchanan, Martin Van Buren, John Tyler, Henry Clay, and Daniel Webster ...

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