Who is James Madison

James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He 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.

Madison was born into a prominent planter family in Virginia. He served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War. Disillusioned by the weak national government established by the Articles of Confederation, he helped organize the Constitutional Convention, which produced a new constitution. Madison's Virginia Plan served as the basis for the Convention's deliberat...
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Frankatillery: once again...tragically, sadly...once again. we keep sidestepping the fact that there are more firearms in our nation than citizens. i do not think this is what james madison had in mind when the second amendment was ratified in 1791. when will it end?
Dranderson15: 1/ of the small body of african-american writing about migration to the pacific coast in the mid-19th c., the strangest is a poem by the abolitionist poet james madison bell (1826-1902) entitled "descriptive voyage from new york to aspinwall":
Usaprimero: "the second amendment, ratified in 1791, was proposed by james madison to allow the creation of civilian forces that can counteract a tyrannical federal government." not for a national guard, not for hunting, not for self defense, not for anything but to keep government in check.
Thehamiltonbot: sadly, james madison caught an illness 200 hours ago. -theodosia
Memgym: update: geoffrey has also heard from: fgcu james madison florida la salle umbc mercer nevada stony brook saint louis albany cal state fullerton belmont towson rhode island ohio bryant howard hofstra chattanooga marist denver montana pepperdine portland state seattle utah tech
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Denner's Old Woman
 by William Cowper

In this mimic form of a matron in years,
How plainly the pencil of Denner appears!
The matron herself, in whose old age we see
Not a trace of decline, what a wonder is she!
No dimness of eye, and no cheek hanging low,
No wrinkle, or deep-furrow-d frown on the brow!
Her forehead indeed is here circled around
With locks like the ribbon with which they are bound;

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