Did you know that James Madison, Jr. was born today in 1751? He was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. James Madison also served on the Continental Congress, in the House of Representatives, and as Secretary of State. He helped to draft and write the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and The Federalist Papers. He was also involved with the Louisiana Purchase. From 1809-1817 he served as the fourth President of the United States and led the country through the ‘second war of independence’, the War of 1812.
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James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution” and the “Father of the Bill of Rights”.
James Madison was only 5 foot, 4 inches and weighed 100 pounds or less, making him the most diminutive of the presidents.
Montpelier is the name of the plantation James Madison inherited. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark and is located in Orange, Virginia.