A Biography Of James Madison: The Father On The Constitution?

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James Madison, also known as “The Father on the Constitution”, contributed to quite a few intellectual events in the United States. Madison was an intelligent man with bright ideas that helped this country become the one it is today. With all his appearances to debates, committee meetings, and being elected in conventions, he was able to present us the federal government we have today and some of our basic rights. James Madison’s life and times, before, during, and after presidency is now becoming more well known and interpreted. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia, to Colonel James Madison Sr. and Eleanor Rose Conway. Madison and his siblings grew up into the Christian religion since his family was very religious. …show more content…
In the year 1769, James attended College of New Jersey, which is now known as Princeton University. He studied Latin, Greek, science, and philosophy and rode horseback for the university. James was also a history and government student who was good in law, which made him develop interest in presidency fields even though he thought he would not make it that far. James Madison was also an well educated individual, due to his intelligence, he completed a four year course in only two years. Although James was diagnosed with Epiletoid Hysteria, he never let anything interfere with his studies. With his determination, James graduated college in 1771 with a bachelor 's degree. When Madison left college he studied law which led him to where he landed working in presidency. After James Madison was graduated from college, he was elected in the Orange County Committee of Safety in December of 1774. He was also elected in the Virginia’s Revolutionary Convention and helped with the Virginia Constitution in 1776 after he improved his health. However, during the convention the staff discussed how they wanted their independence from Britain. This led to the Revolutionary War, where James was moved to Williamsburg, Virginia, to help with the problems. All these events led to the U.S. Constitution being …show more content…
James helped Jefferson expand the borders of the Louisiana Purchase, helped him write the U.S. Constitution in the late 1700s, and James was also the main author of the Articles of Confederation. During the time of developing the constitution, James Madison brought up an idea of federal governments should consist of a executive, legislative, and a judicial branch. The “Virginia Plan” was used to express that idea in detail. James was a organizer, delegate, and chronicler in the Constitutional convention in 1787, that helped with the U.S. Constitution becoming real. As secretary of state to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison worked hard to succeed at his job and also their friendship. Due to that, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic-Republican Party in 1792. During the time the party was founded, James Madison led the fight of the Alien and Sedition Acts. The main point of this fight was to repel the Federalists agreement with France on their foreign policy. During the Alien and Sedition fight, James was able to re-edit the policy and it helped him with his goal to become president of the United States of America. Before his acceptance into presidency, James’ also drafted the Embargo Act of 1807 with Britain. The act declared the America will not trade with Britain and France. This party was supposed to put America’s and Great Britain 's problems behind them and start new. This

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