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James Madison

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Transcript of James Madison

Chief Legislator
Helped draft United States Constitution as well as the United Stated Bill of Rights.
He was also a delegate to the Virginia constitutional ratifying convention
During the drafting and ratification of the constitution, he favored a strong national government, though later he grew to favor stronger state government
Came up with the 3/5 Compromise!
negotiations with Spain he should insist upon the free navigation of the Mississippi and upon the principle that the United States succeeded to British rights affirmed by the treaty of Paris of 1763.
The bill establishing religious freedom was introduced by Madison and was passed in December 26, 1785.
He tried to induce the legislature to repeal the law confiscating British debts
He drafted a Tariff Bill giving certain notable advantages to nations with which the United States had commercial treaties, hoping to force Great Britain into a similar treaty; but his policy of discrimination against England was rejected by Congress.
Introduced resolutions calling for the establishment of three executive departments, foreign affairs, treasury and war, the head of each removable by the president.
Most important of all, he proposed nine amendments to the constitution
Commander in Chief
Madison was the first and only president to exercise in actual battle his authority as commander in chief.
Chief Diplomat
Chief Executive
Guardian of the Economy
Chief of Party
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-Fourth President of America
-Served Two Terms; (1809 - 1813), (1813 - 1817)
- Political Party - Democratic-Republican
Vice Presidents - George Clinton (1809-12)
Elbridge Gerry (1813-17)
Born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia.
Educated at Princeton and his career included the roles of Politician and Statesman.
1776 Member of Virginia Constitutional Constitution.
1780-83 Member of Continental Congress.
1784-86 Member of Virginia Legislature.
1787 Member of Constitutional Convention.
1789-97 Member of U.S. House of Representatives.
1794 James Madison married Dolley Payne Todd on September 15, 1794.
1801-09 Secretary of State under Jefferson.
1809 - 1813 First term in office 1809 - 1813.
1811 Battle of Tippecanoe.
1812 The War of 1812, the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain.
1809 - 1813 Second term in office term in office.
1814 Washington was burned.
1814 The National Anthem written.
1815 The Barbary War.
1836; He died of natural causes on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia. His last words said on his death bed were "I always talk better lying down."
1814 British capture and burn Washington.
"Father of the Constitution"
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Head of State
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The Madison Cabinet
Office Name Term
President; James Madison 1809–1817
Vice President; George Clinton 1809–1812
Elbridge Gerry 1813–1814
Secretary of State;

Robert Smith 1809–1811
James Monroe 1811–1817
Secretary of Treasury; Albert Gallatin 1809–1814
George W. Campbell 1814
Alexander J. Dallas 1814–1816
William H. Crawford 1816–1817
Secretary of War; William Eustis 1809–1813
John Armstrong, Jr. 1813–1814
James Monroe 1814–1815
William H. Crawford 1815–1816
Attorney General Caesar A. Rodney 1809–1811
William Pinkney 1811–1814
Richard Rush 1814–1817
Secretary of the Navy;Paul Hamilton 1809–1813
William Jones 1813–1814
Benjamin W. Crowninshield 1814–1817

1792 Madison seems to have lent his influence to the determined efforts of the Jeffersonians to defeat John Adams by electing George Clinton.
He is often described as a careful thinker, discreet, able speaking, of large constructive ability; and because he was well versed in constitutional and international law and practiced a fairness in discussion essential to a diplomat
Madison was well-liked all around in 1808 he ran for presidency as a Republican and although he was bitterly opposed in the party by John Randolph and George Clinton, Madison was elected president, defeating C. C. Pinckney, the Federalist candidate, by 122 votes to 47.
Madison was renominated on the 18th of May 1812, issued his war message on the 1st of June, and in the November elections he was re-elected, defeating De Witt Clinton by 128 votes to 89. His cabinet in great part had been dictated to him in 1809 by a senatorial clique, and it was hopelessly discordant; for two years he was to all intents and purposes his own secretary of state, Robert Smith being a mere figurehead of whom he gladly got rid in 1811, giving James Monroe the vacant place.

US President (18
09-17)

US Secretary of
State (1801-09)

US Congressman,

Virginia 15th (1793-97)

US Congressman,
Virginia 5th (1791-93)

US Congressman, Virginia at Large (1789-91)
Delegate to the Continental Congress
Virginia (1787-88)
Delegate to the Continental Congress
Virginia (1780-83)
The ratification of the Treaty of Ghent on February 17, 1815, ended the war.
1811 Battle of Tippecanoe.
The War of 1812.
-1815 The Barbary War. US faced an “unconventional enemy” the Barbary Pirates who had controlled the Mediterranean Sea for hundreds of years. Presidents George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison all exercised their power as Commander in Chief in various ways to deal with the threat posed by the pirates before Madison was eventually able to declare victory against them.
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James Madison created our nations Constitution, not only did he draft it but he also came up with compromises to settle disputes as well as a way for our government to work together and balance eachother out! He deserves more than to be on Mount Rushmore he deserves to have his own mountain!
Madison was deep friends with Benjamin Franklin as well as George Washington and many other congressmen and well-known politicians.Congress was in the same party as him so they agreed upon the same concepts.
Kaemy Arbelo
Presidential Report Card
American Government Hons*
Mrs. Conilio(:, Period:1
12/17/2013

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