The Founding Father James Madison

By: Sarah Bossetti

A Little Background...

James Madison was born on a tobacco farm in Orange County, Virginia. His birthday was March 16, 1751, and James was the oldest of twelve children. In 1769 Madison enrolled at the College of New Jersey (now called Princeton.) Madison got his education from Presbyterian clergymen, but he didn't show any religious signs after college. James graduated in 1771. He became a delegate of the Continental Congress in 1776. He was the youngest Member at only 25 years old. He served as the United States 4th president and died on June 28, 1836.

Famous Quote

"A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained in arms, is the best most natural defense of a free country." -James Madison

Why is James Madison a Considered a Founding Father?

James Madison played a major role in the development of America. Madison served as a delegate for Virginia in the Continental Congress. James was for a strong central government. He thought ths would unify the country. Masidon also became a strong advocator to get the Congress to vote for the Constitution. James was chosen by Jefferson as Secretary of State from 1801 to 1809. From 1809 to 1817 Madison served as the the 4th president of the United States. James Madison had a huge impact on the United States and I dont know where we would be as a country without James Madison.


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