Information about James Madison

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James Madison

James Madison's father owned the Montpelier, a plantation of slaves , and owned hundreds of slaves. since James grew up with slaves most of his friends, were slaves that his father owned.
James was the fourth president and second to last father of the constitution. James, Alexander Hamilton, and Jhon Jay wrote the federalist papers. They were aiming for a more federalist goernment.

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"Every word of the Constitution decides a question between power and liberty. "

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Montpelier was the home of James Madison, fourth president of the United States, for 76 years. Madison was a brilliant political philosopher and pragmatic politician. When he was elected president in 1809 he was already recognized as the “Father of the Constitution.” With his mentor and friend, Thomas Jefferson, he had founded the Democratic-Republican Party. As president, his efforts to keep the peace between Britain and the new nation were unsuccessful. The resulting War of 1812 ended indecisively but was regarded by most Americans as a “Second American Revolution.” His term ended with a period of intense nationalism.

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War of 1812

Wednesday, June 17th 1812 at 9pm

United states

James Madison requested the the war of 1812 on June 1st, and was accepted on june 17th.

Ten Amendments

Originally James Madison proposed 19 ammendments then a member of the house of representitves, that was helping, took it down to 12 but then only ten were accepted.

The ten amendments:

1.Freedom of speech, religion, press, and peaceful assembly.

2.To own firearms.

3.The government can't force you to house and feed soldiers in peace time.

4. We are free from unreasonable searches and seizures of our homes, our bodies, or our property, conducted by government officials, and any search/arrest warrants must have proper information.

5. Four main parts:
1 - We can't be forced to give court testimony that would incriminate ourselves, 2 - once we have been found not guilty of a crime, the government can't charge us again for the same crime, 3 - the government can't take private property for public use without justification and giving the owner proper compensation for it, 4 - before being charged with a capital crime or other serious crime, our case must be reviewed by a grand jury.

6.We have a right to a speedy trial, and be represented by a lawyer, have the chance to challenge prosecution witnesses, call witnesses for our defense, and have a trial by jury of our peers if charged with a crime.

7.We have a right to have civil cases heard by a jury.

8The government can't use torture or excessively cruel punishments nor can they require excessive bail.

9. Just because a right is not listed in the Constitution or its amendments doesn't mean that the right doesn't exist. In other words, this demonstrates that the Constitution doesn't grant rights, it protects them, and these listed in particular.

10. If the Constitution doesn't specifically grant a power to the federal government, it automatically stays with the people and/or state governments.

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Madison had helped make Virginia's Constitution 11 years before the constitution, and it was his "Virginia Plan" that served as the basis for the debate in the development of the U.S. Constitution. Madison altercated greatly for a strong central government that would unify the country. The Convention delegates met secretly through the summer and finally signed the proposed U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787.
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United States Bill of Rights

On June 8 1789, James Madison rose to the floor of the United States Congress and proposed a series of changes to the new Constitution. The national charter would not be done, he argued, unless amendments were added that beyond any doubt protected individuals’ rights. Many members of Congress hesitated at the suggestion, but Madison was determined. Nor did he rest until the Bill of Rights had been drafted and ratified, assuring to Americans perhaps most critically their right to the freedom of religion.
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George washington

Washington thought of James madison a trusted political confidant so much so that when washington stepped down from politics, he trusted Madison to draft his farewell address.

Battle of New Orleans

It was a was that reconstructed the course of American history; a battle that indoctrinated Americans they had earned the right to be independent and that their sovereignty would be respected once and for all around the world; a battle that thundered a once-poor, wretchedly educated orphan boy into the White House.

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