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James Madison 4th President of the U.S. “Father of the Constitution” (1809-1817) 2 TERMS "If men were angels, no government would be necessary." - James Madison James Madison • Born in 1751 in VA (oldest of 12) • Studied @ Princeton; never passed the bar • Married Dolley Payne Todd (widow when she married Madison) • For marrying Madison, a non-Quaker, Dolley was expelled from the Society of Friends • They had no children – she had son from 1st marriage • Lived @ Montpelier after Pres. • Wrote most of Constitution; Wrote over 1/3 of Federalist Papers • Formed Dem-Rep party (w/Jeff.) • Helped begin War of 1812 • 2nd Bank of the U.S., strong military, & high tariff • First Pres. to wear trousers instead of knee breeches The Federalist Papers – Collection of 85 essay that serve as the primary source for interpreting the Constitution Dolley Madison Present day Montpelier, undergoing construction Who wants to be a millionaire?
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