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.

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Bill of Rights, US

by Randy E. Barnett on Aug 15, 2008

The contents and necessity of the first 10 Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, first debated by Federalists and Anti-Federalists, remains relevant today.

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Madison, James (1750-1836)

by Michael Zuckert on Aug 15, 2008

James Madison was instrumental in creating the values behind the United States Constitution, both as one of its primary authors and in his own writings.

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Federalists Versus Anti-Federalists

by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel on Aug 15, 2008

One of the major debates over the U.S. Constitution was between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists, largely over the role of the states and a Bill of Rights.