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James Madison's Biography | Montpelier Born on March 16, 1751 at his grandmother’s home in Port Conway, Virginia, James Madison was the eldest of the twelve children of James Madison Sr. and Nelly Conway Madison. His early years were spent at Mount Pleasant, the first house built on the Montpelier plantation. At age 12, Madison’s father sent him to Donald Robertson’s school in King and Queen County. There Madison studied arithmetic and geography, learned Latin and Greek, acquired a reading knowledge of French, and began to study algebra and geometry. After further study with a private tutor at Montpelier, Madison enrolled in college at the College of New Jersey (today known as Princeton University), earning a bachelor’s degree in 1771. Early Political Career As tensions increased between Great Britain and the colonies, Madison “entered with the prevailing zeal into the American Cause,” as he later wrote in an autobiographical sketch. Madison continued to pursue a political career. Constitutional Convention

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James Madison | At his inauguration, James Madison, a small, wizened man, appeared old and worn; Washington Irving described him as "but a withered little apple-John." But whatever his deficiencies in charm, Madison's buxom wife Dolley compensated for them with her warmth and gaiety. She was the toast of Washington. Born in 1751, Madison was brought up in Orange County, Virginia, and attended Princeton (then called the College of New Jersey). When delegates to the Constitutional Convention assembled at Philadelphia, the 36-year-old Madison took frequent and emphatic part in the debates. Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. In Congress, he helped frame the Bill of Rights and enact the first revenue legislation. As President Jefferson's Secretary of State, Madison protested to warring France and Britain that their seizure of American ships was contrary to international law.

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Bill of Rights - Constitution for Kids! After the leaders of the new United States wrote the Constitution, they had to get the thirteen states to agree to it. Some of the states didn't want to agree unless they could add some specific rights for individual people. So in 1791 the United States added ten new rights to the Constitution. These are called the Bill of Rights. Thanks for subscribing to History for Kids! Welcome to History for Kids' new look! Join History for Kids now: no ads! $1.99for one day Please help support History for Kids: These are the ten rights that are in the Bill of Rights: Join History for Kids now: no ads! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. The Constitution The Declaration of Independence North American History The Iroquois The Revolutionary War Return to main North America page (after 1500) Main government page Kidipede - History for Kids home page Join History for Kids: no ads!

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The Bill of Rights As Washington was inaugurated as America's first president and the infant nation set about to establish a strong government, memories of civil rights violations during the colonial period were still vivid. However, in the draft constitution submitted to the states for ratification relatively few basic rights were included. A number of prominent Americans were alarmed at the omission of individual liberties in the proposed constitution. George Mason, author of the Virginia Bill of Rights, refused to sign the document, as did Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts. Thomas Jefferson, U.S. Aware of the lack of these provisions, George Washington urged Congress in his first inaugural address to propose amendments that offered "a reverence for the characteristic rights of freemen and a regard for public harmony." Motivated by these leading Americans, Congress responded by submitting Amendments to the Constitution providing for essential civil liberties.

Primary History - Vikings James Madison Biography James Madison’s slight stature and reserved personality gave little indication of his keen intellect and shrewd nature. No other Founder had as much influence in crafting, ratifying, and interpreting the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights as he did. A skilled political tactician, Madison proved instrumental in determining the form of the early American republic. Explore Madison’s contributions at the Constitutional Convention with our activity Madison’s Notes are Missing where you will travel back in time to ask questions of the Founders and report their findings in a news story. Madison believed that men in society tended to form factions, defined as groups that promoted their own interest at the expense of the rest. Madison believed that safety lay in numbers. Famous Quotes “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” – 1787