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James Madison (1751-1836) came to prominence as a politician and statesman and became the fourth President of the United States in 1809. This article contains a short biography and fast facts and information about James Madison. Who was James Madison and why was he famous?

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 James Madison Fact 1James was born on March 16, 1751

 James Madison Fact 2James was born at at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, King George, Virginia. His family and friends called him "Jemmie." He was the oldest of twelve children

 James Madison Fact 3His father, James Madison, Sr. (1723–1801), was a tobacco planter and James inherited the family's plantation known as Montpelier, and owned hundreds of slaves

 James Madison Fact 4James was educated by home tutors and at Princeton University

 James Madison Fact 5James Madison took part in the War for Independence (1775-83)

 James Madison Fact 61776: The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, by the congressional representatives of the 13 Colonies of Colonial America. James Madison was not a prominent political figure during the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and was not a signatory of this famous document.

 James Madison Fact 7The colonies were advised by Congress to create their own State Constitutions

 James Madison Fact 8He served in the Virginia state legislature (1776–79)  and to the to the Virginia House of Delegates, serving from 1784 to 1786

 James Madison Fact 9Articles of Confederation: The Articles of Confederation was started in mid 1776 and completed in 1781. The Articles of Confederation was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution. On March 4, 1789, the Articles were replaced with the U.S. Constitution

 James Madison Fact 10The Articles of Confederation was completed in 1781 and was an agreement among the 13 founding states that established the United States of America as a confederation of sovereign states and served as its first constitution

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James Madison - Founding Father of the United States of America
He was one of the seven, key political leaders and statesmen who became a Founding Father of the United States of America. The seven key Founding Fathers were George Washington, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. The seven key "Founding Fathers" were either the "Signers of the Declaration of Independence" or the "Framers of the Constitution". James Madison did not sign the Declaration of Independence, he was considered a Founding Father due to his role in framing the Constitution. James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution” and author of the United States Bill of Rights.

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 James Madison Fact 11In 1787 he wrote a proposal that formed the basis of the American Constitution and advocated broadening the power of the central government.

 James Madison Fact 12From 1789 to 1797 he was a member of the House of Representatives. On March 4, 1789, the Articles of Confederation were replaced with the U.S. Constitution

 James Madison Fact 13On June 8, 1789, Madison introduced his Bill of Rights

 James Madison Fact 14After first supporting the Federalists, James Madison later joined the Republicans and headed their right wing in Congress.

 James Madison Fact 15On September 15, 1794 James Madison married Dolley Payne Todd and they had one son

 James Madison Fact 16His friendship with Thomas Jefferson led to his appointment as secretary of state in 1801. From 1801 to 1809 he served as secretary of state in the administration of Thomas Jefferson.

 James Madison Fact 17In 1809, Madison succeeded Thomas Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. Madison was re-elected in 1812

 James Madison Fact 18During his presidency he led the US against the British during War of 1812

 James Madison Fact 19He ended his term of Presidency in 1817 and retired to his home in Virginia

 JamesMadison Fact 20He died on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia

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