James Madison

James Madison
4th President of the United States; member of the Continental Congress and rapporteur at the Constitutional Convention in 1776; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
Syn: ↑Madison, ↑President Madison

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James Madison [James Madison]
(1751–1836) the fourth US ↑President (1809–17) and one of America’s Founding Fathers. He was called the ↑Father of the Constitution because of his important work on that document. He was ↑Secretary of State (1801–8) under President Thomas Jefferson and was then elected President as a Democratic-Republican. He was in office during the ↑War of 1812 and when the British burned the ↑White House in 1814. He later helped to establish the University of Virginia and was the last of the Founding Fathers to die.

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