How Did James Madison Influence The Constitution

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James Madison, Jr.: Father of the U.S. Constitution By Chris McKinley HST 101-22 Ivy Tech Community College April.22.2008 Chris McKinley Mr. Paul Stamme American History Final Paper: James Madison 04-21-08 In terms of stature, James Madison was one of the smallest Presidents in U.S. history, in terms of accomplishments; Madison was nothing short of a giant. He is considered by many as the Father of the U.S. Constitution. Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia on March 16, 1751, the oldest of twelve siblings, only seven of which made it to adulthood. Madison eventually made his way to the College of New Jersey, which later became known as Princeton, where he…show more content…
He is known for being the clearest thinker of all the forefathers, often Thomas Jefferson would ask him for advice or defer to his judgment, he set up the framework for what you now know as your three branch system of government, wrote the federalist papers, and after serving as Secretary of State to President Jefferson, Madison himself was elected to be the fourth president of the United States. Even after all of this, some historians still tend to overlook Madison’s importance. Without him I believe our history would be drastically different from what is has come to be today. He is without a doubt one of the most prominent figures of his century and his feats and accomplishments helped to mold this great country into what it is today. I believe that if James were here today, he would be overcome with joy to see how far the country has come in the last two hundred years.…show more content…
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