James Madison: Founding Father

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Founding Fathers: James Madison I believe that James Madison made the most significant impact on our government. Madison was appropriately nicknamed “The Father of the Constitution” He played a key role in founding America. He wrote a sizeable amount of The Federalist Papers. He co-founded the Democrat-Republican party. Madison was also one of the top contributors at the Constitutional Convention and he drafted the Constitution. James Madison wrote exactly twenty-nine out of the eighty-five Federalist papers. The Federalist Papers were some of the most influential papers of American history. He wrote the most famous of the Federalist Papers, Federalist Paper 10. This specific paper is about factions and how he was opposed to them because he thought they would tear apart the unity that held the states together. The Federalist Papers had an extensive influence on the Constitution. Madison helped draft the Constitution. He is often referred to as “The Father of the Constitution”. Madison and the other 56 delegates gathered in Philadelphia in May 1787. They planned to amend the Articles of Confederation. They ended up creating a new constitution, and Madison became the chief recorder of information. He had previously helped create Virginia’s constitution, thus he understood the process of creating a constitution more than the other delegates who didn’t have as much experience. Madison strongly encouraged a strong central government. He knew that absence of unity between the states and the lack of federal power under The Articles of Confederation negatively affected the entire country. Madison made sure that the new constitution would force the states to work together for a common goal instead of doing things for only their own individual benefit. After the Constitution was ratified in 1788, Madison started working on the first amendments to the Constitution. This
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