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    1. James Madison

      James Madison, Jr was an American politician and the fourth President of the United States 1809 1817 , and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States Madison was the last founding father to die Considered to be the Father of the Constitution , he was the principal author of the document In 1788, he wrote over a third of the Federalist Papers, still the most influential commentary on the Constitution As a leader in the first Congresses, he drafted many basic laws and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution said to be based on the Virginia Declaration of Rights , and thus is also known as the Father of the Bill of Rights As a political theorist, Madison s most distinctive belief was that the new republic needed checks and balances to limit the powers of special interests, which Madison called factions He believed very strongly that the new nation should fight against aristocracy and corruption and was deeply committed to creating mechanisms that would ensure republicanism in the United States.As leader in the House of Representatives, Madison worked closely with President George Washington to organize the new federal government Breaking with Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in 1791, Madison and Thomas Jefferson organized what they called the republican party later called the Democratic Republican Party in opposition to key policies of the Federalists, especially the national bank and the Jay Treaty He secretly co authored, along with Thomas Jefferson, the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions in 1798 to protest the Alien and Sedition Acts.As Jefferson s Secretary of State 1801 1809 , Madison supervised the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation s size, and sponsored the ill fated Embargo Act of 1807 As president, he led the nation into the War of 1812 against Great Britain in order to protect the United States economic rights That conflict began poorly as Americans suffered defeat after defeat by smaller forces, but ended on a high note in 1815, with the Treaty of Ghent, after which a new spirit of nationalism swept the country During and after the war, Madison reversed many of his positions By 1815, he supported the creation of the second National Bank, a strong military, and a high tariff to protect the new factories opened during the war.

    285 thoughts on “James Madison: Writings: Writings 1772-1836 (Library of America)”

    1. A few interesting nuggets the Virginia Resolution, his not particularly successful attempt to disassociate said Resolution with South Carolina s nullification threats, and an interesting presidential veto of a highway bill because building highways is not in the limit of regulating commerce , but his best work still consists of his notes on the Constitutional Convention and the Federalist, which you are better off reading in their entirety Probably of a reflection on the editor than the author, [...]

    2. Not an easy read, but richly rewarding It was Madison s political genius, his inherent skepticism about human nature, and his deep understanding of the history of democracy that were the underpinnings of the US constitution This collection of his writings brings the man to life warts and all in a way that no third person biography possibly could.

    3. James Madison Speaks For HimselfThe American Founders are receiving a great deal of merited attention in popular histories such as John Adams and The Founding Brothers These books have the merits of readability and accessibility They provide knowledge and historical context of the early days of our country in a relatively short but informed compass.The Library of America s series of writings by America s Founders including Washington, Jefferson, Hamilton and many others besides the book of James [...]

    4. this guy, he s just the best.This book has become such an amazing reference for me I find myself reading the news these days and thinking my man Madison wrote something about that then I have to go find it This man was just so PRACTICAL I m awed at his pragmatism And I m saddened that people don t know and revere him, like other Founding Fathers I think it s because he s not very quotable, he writes in heavy lawyer language, which takes getting used to I will admit to spending a good two weeks [...]

    5. This is a remarkable collection of writings that any student of American history must read at some point It took me over a year of careful reading a several times a week to get through this assortment of documents representing the writings of the, Father of the Constitution.

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