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  2. James Madison - Wikipedia

    James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father. He served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. Madison is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

  3. James Madison | Biography, Founding Father, Presidency ...

    James Madison, in full James Madison, Jr., (born March 16 [March 5, Old Style], 1751, Port Conway, Virginia [U.S.]—died June 28, 1836, Montpelier, Virginia, U.S.), fourth president of the United States (1809–17) and one of the Founding Fathers of his country.

  4. James Madison - Biography, Founding Father & Presidency - HISTORY

    James Madison (1751-1836) was a Founding Father of the United States and the fourth American president, serving in office from 1809 to 1817. An advocate for a strong federal government, the...

  5. James Madison | The White House

    James Madison, America’s fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing The Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and John...

  6. James Madison - Presidency, Facts & Wife - Biography

    Name: James Madison Birth Year: 1751 Birth date: March 16, 1751 Birth State: Virginia Birth City: Port Conway Birth Country: United States Gender: Male Best Known For: The fourth U.S. president,...

  7. 10 Things You May Not Know About James Madison - HISTORY

    Madison was Princeton University’s first graduate student. In 1769, an 18-year-old Madison left his family’s Montpelier plantation to attend the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).

  8. 10 Things to Know About James Madison - ThoughtCo

    James Madison (1751 - 1836) was the fourth president of the United States. He was known as the Father of the Constitution and was president during the War of 1812. Following are ten key and interesting facts about him and his time as president. Father of the Constitution The constitutional convention in Virginia, 1830, by George Catlin (1796-1872).

  9. The Life of James Madison | Montpelier

    James Madison, Founding Father, architect of the Constitution, and fourth President of the United States, was born on March 16, 1751 at his mother’s home in Port Conway, Virginia, on the Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg. His parents—Nelly Conway Madison and James Madison, Sr.—couldn’t have known that their eldest child would have ...

  10. James Madison University - JMU Admissions Academics Student Life Visit Tuition & Financial Aid Athletics Growing the Bonds JMU helped Lachlan Hudson (’22) develop as a leader and help others along the way. Read More News Events Arts Sports

  11. James Madison and slavery - Wikipedia

    Throughout his life, James Madison 's views on slavery and his ownership of enslaved people were complex. James Madison grew up on a plantation on which enslaved people worked. He viewed slavery as a necessary part of the Southern economy, though he was troubled by the instability of a society that depended on a large slave population. [1]