Information about James Madison
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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
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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.
United States Bill of Rights
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.