James Madison

James Madison was the 4th president of the United States. He was the last of the founding fathers to become a US President. Interestingly, he was also the shortest president at 5'4".

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What kind of music did James Madison like?

According to the University of Virginia: "Not much is known about James and Dolly Madison's musical preferences, although the Library of Congress has a collection of bound sheet music for piano and vocal music with piano accompaniment that belonged to Dolly."

Dolly liked to host company and this was probably one of the ways that she and her guests kept themselves entertained.

James Madison also owned a crystal flute.

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The bird scolded James and I. Do you use James and I or James and me?

James and I is wrong because when you remove "James and", the sentence should still work, but it doesn't. The correct answer is James and me.

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What was James Madison known for?

James Madison (March 16, 1751 - June 28, 1836) was an American politician and fourth President of the United States (1809-1817). He was one of the most influential Founders of the United States of America and became known as the "Father of the Constitution." In 1788, Madison was one of the coauthors of The Federalist Papers, which remains the most influential commentary on the Constitution. He wrote the Constitution's Bill of Rights in 1791. Undergirding his politics was a fervent belief in republicanism as the new nation's overarching social and political value system.

Mr. Madison also holds the unfortunate distinction of having been the first President of the United States to have to ask the Congress to declare a war -- the British-American War Of 1812 To 1815, which was a disaster for the United States in many ways; before the Treaty Of Ghent of 1814, Madison's popularity as President fell sharply, the United States suffered the humiliation of having British troops invade American soil, and the war achieved few of the objectives for which it was fought.

Born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia, James Madison wrote the first drafts of the U.S. Constitution, co-wrote the Federalist Papers and sponsored the Bill of Rights. He established the Democrat-Republican Party with President Thomas Jefferson, and became president himself in 1808.

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Who is known as the Father of the US Constitution?

John Locke

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Who was Madison's foil in the Odd Couple?

Unger. Foil meaning opposite. Oscar Madison's foil was Felix Unger in the play The Odd Couple.

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Why did James Madison think the legislative branch would be the most powerful?

Because the Constitution grants the legislative branch the most power. Give it a read sometime.

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What did James Madison do for the colonies?

James Madison was the "towering intellect" of the founding fathers. He was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, he was the prime author of the Constitution, and it is thanks to Mr. Madison that we have a surviving first-hand account of the debates within the Constitutional Convention. Madison also was the behind-the-scenes voice of reason and moderation for Thomas Jefferson. Madison led the country during the War of 1812, refused to abandon the burned out capitol city, and saw to it (albiet with a little help from Andrew Jackson) that this "second war" for American independence was a victory rather than a defeat. The founding fathers were no "shrinking violets." To hear praise from any of them for one of their contemporaries is, to say the least, unusual. That being said, take the time to seek out and read some of their comments about Madison. I think you will be as impressed by "Little Jimmy" as they were.

More input from FAQ Farmers:

  • he helped the colonies with the constitution and he was a lawyer.

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When did James Madison write the second amendment?

yes James Madison wrote the 10 amendments

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How did James Madison's view of human nature affect his theory of government?

Madison, as you probably know, saw the depravity in human nature, but at the same time saw virtue as well. He believed that the government would be the true reflection of the people it represented and it must not conform to the evils of human nature. So, therefore, his views of human nature affected his theory in government by limiting the power of the government to prevent corruption.

Look at this quote from Federalist No. 51:

"What is government but the greatest of all reflections on human nature. If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on the government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself."

James Madison, The Federalist No. 51

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Who was the fourth President of the United States?

James Madison (1751-1836) was the 4th US President. He served from March 4, 1809 to March 4, 1817
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What US president weighed more than 300 pounds?

William Howard "Big Bill' Taft is the one. William Howard Taft, who served as US President from 1909-1913. He needed to have a larger bathtub installed in the White House.

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Who were James Madison's children?

He and his wife, Dolley, never had any children. His wife was a widow and had a son, John Payne Todd (1792-1852) whom he adopted.

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Why did Madison believe that the spirit of party and faction would have a negative impact on the government?

One party may feel like the government is "disregarding the rights of another or the good of the whole" (Madison). Therefore creating conflict between the two parties; also creating conflict within the country.

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Who was James Madison's mother?

Eleanor "Nellie" Rose Conway Madison (born 9 January 1731 -- Port Conway, Caroline County, Virginia ; died 11 January 1829 ‎(Age 98)‎ -- Montpelier, Orange County, Virginia) was the mother of President James Madison.

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Another name for James is what?

jimmy trust me i have a friend with that name

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What was James Madison's political party?

He was neither. The Republicans and Democratic parties didn't exist when he was president. There were people called Federalist and Antifederalist. Monroe would have been a Federalist. He took part in writing the constitution.

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How did James Madison die?

James Madison was 85-years-old when he died of heart failure on the 28th of June, 1836.

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Did James Madison have any children?

Dolley Madison, James madison's wife, had 2 sons from a previous marrige. However, along with Dolley's first husband one of her sons died. So Madison had 1 step-son but no biological children.

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What impedance headset works best with MP3 players?

almost every headset that is compatible with a CD player etc is compatible with an mp3 player. please specify more on what impedence you are talking about. -chris

A s far as I know the best impedance of headsets for MP3 players is 32 ohm. Indeed they will be easy to drive. Higher impedance will work but the sound will be less loud. The general answer is that the best impedance depends on the output power of your MP3 player

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Who was James Madison best friend?

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Who wrote the second amendment?

James Madison wrote the actual amendment in response to states concern over a federal military coup. He also wrote the Federalist Papers.

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Who was the vice president under James Madison's?

He had two. George Clinton was VP during his first term, dying in office in April 1812. He was the first VP to die in office and one of only two to serve as VP to two different Presidents, as he had also been VP during Jefferson's second term. Madison' second VP was Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, who also died in office in November 1814, making Madison the only President to have both his VP's fail to finish their terms. Gerry is also remembered for a salamander-shaped legislative district which he drew earlier in his career, giving rise to the term "gerrymander" (though he did not invent the practice itself, which was far older).
George Clinton: 1809-1812

Elbridge Gerry: 1813-1814

James Madison was the only president to have two vice presidents that both died while in office.

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What was James Madison's goal for the US?

james madisen had a goal to prove that the us was cool. he wanted to get married and fit in for once. he had 5 wifes and 69 children. he then proceded to rape all of his children and wives. then he killed them all and shot himself shortly after being elected president. lived from 1569-1702

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How tall was James Madison?

James Madison was 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighed about 100 pounds. He was the smallest US president.

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Why was James Madison known as the Father of the Constitution?

Madison, wrote the Virginia Plan, the basis for the U.S. Constitution, he wrote 29 of the 85 Federalsit papers, political-advertisement for the Constitution,and he wrote the Bill of Rights, which protects our rights.

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