James Madison

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James Madison was one of the founding fathers of the United States as well as its fourth president, serving from 1809 to 1817.


James Madison played a major role in the drafting of the US Constitution. He also drafted the first ten amendments to the constitution, which made him also known as "The father of the Bill of Rights". He later became the fourth president of the United States from 1809-1817. After his retirement in 1817, he spent the rest of his life on his tobacco plantation "Montpelier", which was based on slave labor.


James Madison is mentioned-only in the National Archives' pop quiz terminals as one of the possible answers.[1].

See alsoEdit


  1. National Archives Guess and Win!: "Who was the principle author of the Declaration of Independence?"

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