James Madison

One of the more well-known founding fathers, James Madison was the primary author of the U.S. Constitution, the author of the Bill of Rights, and our fourth president. Along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, Madison wrote the Federalist Papers, and, in collaboration with Thomas Jefferson, organized the Republican, now known as the Democratic-Republican, Party.


The Federalist No. 10

by James Madison in 1787 C.E.

Madison discusses how a large, republican government can mitigate the effects of factions.


James Madison’s Vision of Liberty

by John Samples on Mar 1, 2001

Samples explores James Madison’s life by examining his motivations in drafting and later defending the United States Constitution.