James Madison


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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5) – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist, the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817). He is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution” for being instrumental in the drafting of the United States Constitution and as the key champion and author of the United States Bill of Rights. He served as a politician much of... more »

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  • ''Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended, from abroad.''
    James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Jefferson, May 13, 1798. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 17, p. 130, C...
  • ''It is to the press mankind are indebted for having dispelled the clouds which so long encompassed religion, for disclosing her genuine lustre, and disseminating her salutary doctrines.''
    James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Virginia Report of 1800 (January 7, 1800). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 17, p....
  • ''[Restraints on the press] in all ages, have debauched morals, depressed liberty, shackled religion, supported despotism, and deluged the scaffold with blood.''
    James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Virginia Report of 1800 (January 7, 1800). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 17, p....
  • ''All that seems indispensible in stating the account between the dead and the living, is to see that the debts against the latter do not exceed the advances made by the former.''
    James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. Madison to Thomas Jefferson, February 4, 1790. W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 13...
  • ''[Urging the national government] to eradicate local prejudices and mistaken rivalships to consolidate the affairs of the states into one harmonious interest.''
    James Madison (1751-1836), U.S. president. "Consolidation" (December 3, 1791). W.T. Hutchinson et al., The Papers of James Madison, vol. 14, p. 139, C...
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