Why did James Madison propose 12 amendments?

He had to write a Bill of Rights to convince Anti-Federalists (later Jeffersonians) to ratify the Constitution. There was no set number on what was to be added, just that it h (MORE)

What did James Madison propose in the Virginia plan?

He proposed a totally new central government for the US, andgetting rid of entirely the Articles of Confederation, which wasthe old plan of government that utterly failed. The (MORE)

How many proposed amendments did James Madison initially receive?

In 1789, James Madison--nicknamed "the father of the Constitution", proposed twelve amendments that ultimately became the ten amendments making up the U.S. Bill of Rights. In (MORE)