James Madison About
The Father of the Constitution and fourth President of the United States who notably authored the United States Bill of Rights.
James Madison Before Fame
He chose to attend the College of New Jersey, which would become Princeton University , instead of the popular institution among Virginians of his day, the College of William & Mary , mainly because of the climate in which the school was located.
James Madison Trivial Things
He wrote the 85 Federalist Papers, which were essays that promoted the ratification of the United States Constitution, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay .
James Madison Family Life
His father, James Madison Sr. , was a wealthy tobacco planter who owned a plantation, Mt. Pleasant. In 1794, he married Dolley Madison and adopted her son John Payne Todd.
James Madison Associated With
He was the U.S. Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson .