Was James Madison a founding father?

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James Madison is considered a founding father as well as the"Father of the Constitution" because he did more than any otherfounding father to help pass the constitution, including writing many of the federalist papers along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay.

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There a few definitions of "founding father" from rather broad, to highly specific. By most standards, James Madison counts. He was the principle writer of the Constitution. He is also mentioned in "Seven Who Shaped Our Destiny: The Founding Fathers as Revolutionaries" a book by noted historian Richard Morris, where Madison is named as one of the seven.