The Importance Of James Madison's Contribution To The Constitution

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James Madison was born March 16, 1751 and was the eldest of twelve children. In May 1776, Madison introduced his political career as a member of the convention that prepared the Virginia constitution. He was then elected to the Virginia Assembly. That’s where Madison joined with Thomas Jefferson intention to disestablish the Church of England. Madison and Jefferson then became deep-rooted friends as well as close political associates.

Madison was chosen to alternate to the Continental Congress. He was referred to as the “Father of the Constitution.” Madison made a important contribution to the constitution by writing with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In congress, he helped frame the Bill of Rights and enact the first revenue legislation.

Madison was elected President in 1808. Before he took office the Embargo Act was repealed. In congress a young group including Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun, he “War Hawks,” pressed the President
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Victory in that battle and a civil peace treaty that helped please Madison’s popularity. Madison played a strong role in the ratification process, and also wrote plenty of essays outlining his support for the Constitution. Madison was elected newly formed U.S. House of Representatives where he served from 1789 to 1797. He worked the Bill of Rights, group of 10 amendments to the Constitution. Spelled out fundamental rights (freedom of speech and also religion) held by the citizens. When Jefferson became third present of the United States, he selected Madison as secretary of state. Recently James Madison and John Blair signed the Constitution as their state’s official representatives.

After Madison went in office for his two terms, Madison left Washington, D.C., in 1817.Madison indeed remained active in various civic causes, and in 1826 he became rector of the University of Virginia. Madison died at Montpelier on June 28, 1836, at the age of

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