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James Madison (1751–1836)

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James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton vis mere University), from which he graduated in 1771. In 1776, Madison was elected a delegate to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention, where he was a strong advocate of religious freedom. He then became a Virginia legislator. As delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he became the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution and, later, of the Bill of Rights. Madison served in the first Congress from 1789 to 1797, rising to the position of Speaker of the House. In 1801, he became Secretary of State in the administration of Thomas Jefferson, and in 1809, he was elected president. Madison's insights on the nature of politics and the operations of government are as relevant today as they were in his time. His journals provide our principal source of knowledge about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He also shared the authorship of "The Federalist Papers" (1787-88), arguably the most significant American contribution to political theory, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. His insights into political behavior (such as Federalist paper number 10 on the subject of factions) and the nature of government (Federalist papers numbers 39 and 51 on the allocation of power) continue to be useful for those who seek to write constitutions for new governments today. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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(eng) Please do not combine James Madison's entry with those of others such as Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, although they were co-authors of the Federalist Papers and other documents.

Værker af James Madison

The Federalist Papers (1787) 10,029 eksemplarer
Writings (1999) 443 eksemplarer
The Bill of Rights (1789) 91 eksemplarer
James Madison on Religious Liberty (1985) 49 eksemplarer
We the People (2008) 49 eksemplarer
The Federalist Papers (Selections) (1965) 18 eksemplarer
United States Constitution (2003) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
Papers 7 eksemplarer
The Complete Federalist Papers (2016) 4 eksemplarer
The United States Constitution (2019) 2 eksemplarer
The U.S. Constitution (2005) 2 eksemplarer
The Bill of Rights 2 eksemplarer
Political observations 2 eksemplarer
The Writings of James Madison (2008) 2 eksemplarer
On Property 1 eksemplar
Bill of right (2010) 1 eksemplar
Money 1 eksemplar
Debates on the Bill of Rights (2010) 1 eksemplar
Constitution (2007) 1 eksemplar
Passion 1 eksemplar
Male 1 eksemplar
State of the Union Address (1809) 1 eksemplar
El Senado 1 eksemplar
The Bill of Rights (Playaway) (2010) 1 eksemplar
Will 1 eksemplar
Guilty 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Declaration of Independence / The Constitution of the United States (1776)nogle udgaver1,919 eksemplarer
American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver246 eksemplarer
The Origins of the American Constitution (1986) — Bidragyder — 180 eksemplarer
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Bidragyder — 83 eksemplarer
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Common Sense and Other Writings [Norton Critical Editions] (2011) — Bidragyder — 39 eksemplarer
The Dissenters : America's Voices of Opposition (1993) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Madison, James, Jr.
Andre navne
Father of the Constitution
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
USA (birth)
Belle Grove Plantation, Virginia, USA
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
White House, Washington, DC, USA
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
Princeton University (B.A. | 1771)
United States Secretary of State (1801-1809)
President of the United States (1809-1817)
U.S. Congressman (1789-1797)
Nominee for President of the United States (1808|Jeffersonian Republican) (vis alle 7)
Nominee for President of the United States (1812|Jeffersonian Republican)
Brackenridge, Hugh Henry (friend)
Jennings, Paul (slave)
Kort biografi
The historian Garry Wills, one of President Madison's biographers, says, "Madison's claim on our admiration does not rest on a perfect consistency, any more than it rests on his presidency. He has other virtues. . . As a framer and defender of the Constitution he had no peer. . . The finest part of Madison's performance as president was his concern for the preserving of the Constitution. . . No man could do everything for the country – not even Washington. Madison did more than most, and did some things better than any. That was quite enough."
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Please do not combine James Madison's entry with those of others such as Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, although they were co-authors of the Federalist Papers and other documents.



I had read excerpts and individual papers hitherto - this time I went cover to cover. Some of the papers got a bit windy (Madison, mostly) but overall there's a reason this is considered one of our founding documents. It's that thorough, that well reasoned and well written to justify it's place in history. I think what surprised me most was their prescience - the founders understood that regional differences would lead to civil war if not restrained, and did their level best to prevent it. And while they weren't successful in preventing it, their Constitution provided the framework for recovering from it. This is vital history in the raw.… (mere)
dhaxton | 66 andre anmeldelser | Mar 26, 2024 |
Just reread the arguments for adopting the new Constitution. I think every American citizen should read these essays -- along with the Anti-Federalist essays and the notes on the debates over the Constitution -- every now and again to remind ourselves of the genius of our system of government.
bschweiger | 66 andre anmeldelser | Feb 4, 2024 |
mike.stephenson | 66 andre anmeldelser | Jan 12, 2024 |
Quoting from the preface of this book: "It is supposed that a collection of the papers which have made their appearance in the gazettes of this city, under the Title of the FEDERALIST, may not be without effect in assisting the public judgment on the momentous question of the constitution of the United States, now under consideration by the people of America. . ."
uufnn | 66 andre anmeldelser | Dec 12, 2023 |



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