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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Second Inauguration Of James Madison
... The second inauguration of James Madison as the fourth President of the United States was held on Thursday, March 4, 1813, in the House chamber of the U.S ... The inauguration marked the commencement of the second four-year term of James Madison as President and the only term (which lasted approximately one and a half years) of Elbridge Gerry as Vice President ... John Marshall, Chief Justice, administered the oath of office to Madison ...
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 ... 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 ...
List Of Presidents Of The United States By Other Elected Offices Held - Federal Government - Executive Branch - Ambassadors
... Plenipotentiary to France Continental Congress 1785–1789 James Monroe Minister Plenipotentiary to France George Washington 1794–1796 Minister to Britain Thomas Jefferson 1803 ...
James Madison, Sr. - Biography - American Revolutionary War
... During the American Revolution, Madison served as chairman of the Orange County Committee of Safety ...
Castle Hill (Virginia) - History
... once played the violin, while the still younger Madison danced ... 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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    [In government] the constant aim is to divide and arrange the several offices in such a manner as that each may be a check on the other—that the private interest of every individual may be a sentinel over the public rights.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    What is the structure of government that will best guard against the precipitate counsels and factious combinations for unjust purposes, without a sacrifice of the fundamental principle of republicanism?
    —James Madison (1751–1836)

    We, the lineal representatives of the successful enactors of one scene of slaughter after another, must, whatever more pacific virtues we may also possess, still carry about with us, ready at any moment to burst into flame, the smoldering and sinister traits of character by means of which they lived through so many massacres, harming others, but themselves unharmed.
    —William James (1842–1910)