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  James Madison - MSN Encarta
Madison’s work on the Constitution of the United States gave him his best opportunity to exercise his great talents and is generally considered his most valuable contribution.
In December 1774 Madison was elected a member of Orange County’s committee of safety, which exercised certain governmental functions as provided by the Continental Congress, a council of 12 of the 13 colonies.
Madison wrote the article of the declaration of rights that asserted the right of all “to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience.” However, it was not until 1786 that, through Madison’s leadership, the Virginia legislature enacted Jefferson’s monumental Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom.
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 Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia
Madison lost the election for the 1777 session of the House of Delegates, purportedly because he refused to provide liquor for the voters, a tradition affectionately referred to as "swilling the planters with bumbo." However, his good offices in the legislature were not forgotten.
In 1785, Madison was appointed a delegate to a convention on interstate trade to be held in Annapolis in September 1786.
As secretary of state, Madison was charged with a host of duties besides the conduct of American foreign policy, ranging from publishing and distributing the public laws to serving as liaison between the federal government and the governors of the states and territories.
www.virginia.edu /pjm/biography1.htm   (1991 words)

 Hutson Paper: James Madison and the Social Untility of Religion: Risks vs. Rewards (Library of Congress Exhibition)
Madison's passion for the separation of church and state was kindled by exposure as a young man to the sufferings of neighbors enduring religious persecution; like Moses witnessing the beating of the Hebrew slave by the Egyptian taskmaster, Madison was moved by this experience toward a lifelong commitment to relieve his countrymen from spiritual oppression.
Madison also developed a theory of his own about religion's capacity to sustain itself in the absence of state support, although his reasoning on this point is difficult to reconstruct because of a paucity of evidence.
Madison's contribution was to express his fellow citizens' objections with an elegance and lucidity that elevated them from the din of the political controversy to a lofty place in the literature on religious liberty..
www.loc.gov /loc/madison/hutson-paper.html   (5623 words)

  Encyclopedia: Madison County, Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Eastern Shore of Virginia is on the Atlantic Coast of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Tidewater region of Virginia is the southeastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia, centered on Hampton Roads.
The Virginia Peninsula is a peninsula in southeast Virginia, bounded by the York River, James River, Hampton Roads, and Chesapeake Bay.
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 NARA | The National Archives Experience
In 1780 Madison was chosen to represent Virginia in the Continental Congress (1780-83 and 1786-88).
Madison, who was rarely absent and whose Virginia Plan was in large part the basis of the Constitution, tirelessly advocated a strong government, though many of his proposals were rejected.
Virginia's Declaration of Rights, framed by Mason in 1776, was widely copied in other colonies, served as a model for Jefferson in the first part of the Declaration of Independence, and was the basis for the federal Constitution's Bill of Rights.
www.archives.gov /national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_virginia.html   (4792 words)

 "From Interposition to Nullification: Peripheries and Center in the Thought of James Madison." Kevin Raeder Gutzman.
Madison was convinced the omission of this feature from the federal plan insured its failure; the courts' new role as enforcers of the federal constitution against state executives and legislatures seemed a poor substitute.
Virginia (Madison) deduced, even in the wake of the other states' response in 1798, that it was obviously up to the states to decide when the compact had been violated.
Madison closed with the incongruous statement that the failure of all these remedies would entitle a state to resort to the law of self-preservation, but that that was a right the government need not respect.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /journals/EH/EH36/gutzman1.html   (5208 words)

 James Madison "Godfather of the Constitution" - The Early America Review, Summer 1997
In particular Madison and others had been dismayed by the threat to property rights that was posed when a majority of debtors would join forces and prevail upon their legislatures to pass laws protecting them from the debts they owed creditors.
Madison's point, which was later fleshed out in letters to Jefferson and George Washington, and finally in Federalist 10, was that in a larger republic there was much less likelihood of the tyranny of the majority that had wreaked such havoc under the old Articles.
Madison's language, that Congress would have the power to declare war, while the executive would have the power to wage war, seemed the most practical solution and remained true to the respective roles that the convention had envisioned for each of the two branches.
www.earlyamerica.com /review/summer97/madison.html   (4369 words)

 James Madison
Madison's chief contribution to the convention was a resolution that declared the free exercise of religion a right and not something merely to be tolerated in a state with an established church.
Madison played a critical role in the ratification process in Virginia, where approval was essential because of the state's size and population.
Madison was elected to the House of Representatives (1789-97), where he helped frame the Bill of Rights and assisted in organizing the executive branch.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/RevWar/ss/madison.htm   (1443 words)

 Madison, Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madison is a town located in Madison County, Virginia.
It is the county seat of Madison County
Madison is located at 38°22'51" North, 78°15'29" West (38.380865, -78.258089)
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 Virginia Madison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Virginia Duncan Madison, author, historian, educator and lecturer, was born and reared in West Texas.
Virginia knew and loved the Big Bend, and early became a collector of its tales and legends In New York City, she met and married Elihue Madison, also a Texas native.
Virginia Duncan Madison died August 9, 1984, and is buried in Austin.
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 Madison, West Virginia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Madison is a city located in Boone County, West Virginia.
Madison is located at 38°3'43" North, 81°49'6" West (38.061816, -81.818216)
The Little Coal River is formed at Madison by the confluence of its Spruce Fork and its Pond Fork.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Madison,_West_Virginia   (430 words)

 James Madison Writings and Biography
Virginia Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessments, 1785 - A protest primarily written by James Madison, of a bill before the Virginia Legislature that would levy a tax "to restore and propagate the holy Christian religion."
The Federalist Papers - Documents written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay in support of ratification of the Constitution of the United States, first appearing in newspapers in the State of New York.
Virginia Resolutions of 1798 and 1799 - Authored by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson.
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 The Avalon Project: Madison Debates : May 29
Speech A. to be inserted Tuesday May 29) [FN6] He expressed his regret, that it should fall to him, rather than those, who were of longer standing in life and political experience, to open the great subject of their mission.
But, as the convention had originated from Virginia, and his colleagues supposed that some proposition was expected from them, they had imposed this task on him.
Madison himself did not take a copy of the draft nor did Pinckney furnish him one, as he did a copy of his speech which he later delivered in the Convention and which is printed as a part of the debates (session of Monday, June 25).
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/debates/529.htm   (1449 words)

 American President   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Madison led the Virginia delegation to the Philadelphia meeting, which began on May 14, 1787, and supported the cry for General Washington to chair the meeting.
Madison's Virginia Plan became the blueprint for the Constitution that finally emerged, later earning him the revered title "Father of the Constitution." Having fathered the document, Madison worked hard to ensure its ratification.
Indeed, Madison was the official primarily responsible for the administration's foreign policy, emerging from behind the scenes in 1808 to succeed Jefferson as the fourth President of the United States.
www.americanpresident.org /history/jamesmadison   (991 words)

 James Madison Supplemental Lesson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In 1779 Madison was elected as the youngest delegate to the Continental Congress.
Madison served as secretary of state during Jefferson's presidency and was elected president in 1808.
Madison hoped that the end of the foreign slave trade in 1808 would force planters to hire free labor and that westward expansion would disperse the slave population and diminish the economic value of slavery to the south.
www.civiced.org /wtp_madison_lesson.html   (3681 words)

 Constitutional Topic: The Constitutional Convention - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
Madison had designs on doing more than just discussing commerce, but his hopes were dashed when he arrived at the conference.
Madison's famous line is "if men were angels, no government would be necessary." But men are not angels; they desire power, and if there is power to be had, someone will aspire to it.
The Virginia Plan also called for the President to have a council to advise him, but the idea was deemed unnecessary with the separation of powers being built into the Constitution, and it was eliminated.
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 The Dolley Madison Project : Exhibit
Madison responded with a short note that included local gossip and some advice on how Payne might receive cash to pay his gambling debts.
Madison had accepted the position as president of the society in 1833, and bequeathed it $2,000 in his will.
After James Madison died, the citizens of Madison wore the fl armbands of mourning as an expression of their esteem for the late president.
moderntimes.vcdh.virginia.edu /madison/exhibit/montpelier/letters/index.html   (321 words)

 Biography of James Madison
At his inauguration, James Madison, a small, wizened man, appeared old and worn; Washington Irving described him as "but a withered little apple-John." But whatever his deficiencies in charm, Madison's buxom wife Dolley compensated for them with her warmth and gaiety.
A student of history and government, well-read in law, he participated in the framing of the Virginia Constitution in 1776, served in the Continental Congress, and was a leader in the Virginia Assembly.
Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays.
www.whitehouse.gov /history/presidents/jm4.html   (603 words)

 Papers of James Madison, University of Virginia
The Papers of James Madison, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, the Virginia statesman remembered for his public service as "Father of the Constitution" and as fourth president of the United States.
They are incomparably rich sources for students of Madison's life and valuable research tools for those interested in the general history of the period in which Madison lived (1751-1836).
Madison's correspondence as president deals with a particularly wide range of concerns--national politics, international diplomacy and war, Indian affairs, the construction of the nation's capital, even petitions from ordinary citizens for charity and mercy--to which Madison had to respond.
www.virginia.edu /pjm/description1.htm   (575 words)

 Madison County Virginia City, Montana (Counties)
The county seat of Madison County, Montana, is Virginia City.
Located in Alder in Madison County, Montana, Alder 17 S is at an elevation of 5850 feet and was...
Located in Glen in Madison County, Montana, Glen 2 E is at an elevation of 4960 feet and was...
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 First Ladies' Biographical Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Irish, Scottish, French, English; Dolley Madison's maternal grandfather, William Coles, was born in 1703 in Enniscarthy, Ireland, immigrated to and died in Virginia in 1781.
James Madison served as Secretary of State in the Administration of his friend, President Thomas Jefferson, from 1801 to 1809, and the Madisons moved to Washington, D.C. At those receptions and dinners which the widowed President felt necessitated a female co-host, he asked Dolley Madison to aide him.
Dolley Madison's popularity as a hostess in Washington added greatly to the recognition of her husband by those members of congress whose electoral votes then chose the winner of presidential races.
www.firstladies.org /Bibliography/DolleyPayneMadison/FLMain.htm   (1722 words)

 James Madison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Madison's "Virginia Plan" would come to serve as the basic framework on which the Constitution would be established.
Madison and John Jay were enlisted by Hamilton to participate in the drafting of 85 essays, which would come to be known as the Federalist Papers, and made the case for ratification.
Madison died in 1836 of debility at the age of 85, at Montpelier.
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 James Madison
Madison was influential in the Constitutional Convention as leader of the group favoring a strong central government and as recorder of the debates; and he subsequently wrote, in collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the
Madison was reelected in 1812, running against the Federalist De Witt Clinton.
Madison's domestic program capitulated to the Hamiltonian policies that he had resisted 20 years before and he now signed bills to establish a United States Bank and a higher tariff.
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 Madison - Wikitravel
Madison (Ohio) - A town in the state of Ohio.
Madison (Virginia) - A town in the state of Virginia.
Madison (Wisconsin) - The capital of the state of Wisconsin.
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Virginia Resolutions Against the Alien and Sedition Acts In the House of Delegates Friday Decr.
RESOLVED, that the General Assembly of Virginia doth unequivocally express a firm resolution to maintain and defend the constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of this state, against every aggression, either foreign or domestic, and that they will support the government of the United States in all measures, warranted by the former.
That the Governor be desired to transmit a copy of the foregoing resolutions to the Executive authority of each of the other States, with a request, that the same may be communicated to the Legislature thereof.
www.constitution.org /jm/17981221_virres.txt   (128 words)

 Madison County, Virginia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Madison County, Virginia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Its (The town or city that is the seat of government for a county) county seat is (Capital of the state of Wisconsin; located in the southern part of state; site of the main branch of the University of Wisconsin) Madison (Click link for more info and facts about
Out of the total population, 12.70% of those under the age of 18 and 10.20% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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 Virginia City, Montana : Chamber of Commerce   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Virginia City, the best known of these and the sole survivor, became the Capitol of the Territory.
The very much alive ghost town, Virginia City, Montana, is frozen in time.
It is a gem, held within an incredibly rich area of natural beauty, recreation and history.
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 James Madison University - VIRGINIA PUBLIC SERVICE WEEK, MAY 2-8
This year's theme is once again, "Proudly Serving Virginians." VPSW provides a platform to reward and recognize state employees for their hard work and dedication to the Commonwealth, raise public awareness of the contributions state employees make, and nominate particular employees for one of the 'Governor's Awards'.
In support of James Madison University's commitment to recognize its faculty and staff, JMU established the Madison Awards.
In addition, we in HR are particularly aware of the level of sacrifice and dedication represented by the faculty and staff of the JMU community and will be considering other opportunities within our control with which to thank our employees for their hard work.
www.jmu.edu /jmuweb/fs/news/fs5460.shtml   (215 words)

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