James Madison

"The Father of the Constitution"


James Madison believed that the power of the government belonged to the people of the United States. Founder of the Republican party, which was different back then.

James Madison is named "The Father of the Constitution" because he was a main contributor to the writing of the Constitution, and the key author of the Bill of Rights. He was a strong believer in expansion, and was the president who made the Louisiana purchase, doubling the size of the United States.

James was a strong patriot, and key part in gaining independence. He wrote the Federalist papers, and started the war of 1812 with Great Britain.