James Madison

Wealth Of Nations

James Madison

James Madison (1751-1836) was a founding father of the United States and the fourth president of the U.S. James Madison is often considered the father of the U.S Constitution. No one else was better prepared for the Federal Convention of 1787, and no one contributed more than Madison to shaping the ideas of the document or to explaining its meaning.
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James Madison's believes and ideas

Madison believed that he and his generation of American Founders had discovered the way to rescue popular government from its past failures.The goal, Madison argued, is to achieve public decisions based on the “cool and deliberate sense of the community.”A just government, Madison teaches, will protect the citizens in both their rights of property and their property in rights.Madison believed, along with his contemporaries, that the great danger to popular government is faction.