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JAMES MADISON FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION. Facts about Madison. Leader in the Virginia Assembly and Writer of Virginia Constitution in 1776 Member of the Continental Congress Student of history and government Took notes throughout the Constitutional Convention. Framer of the Constitution.

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JAMES MADISON

FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION


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Facts about Madison

  • Leader in the Virginia Assembly and Writer of Virginia Constitution in 1776

  • Member of the Continental Congress

  • Student of history and government

  • Took notes throughout the Constitutional Convention


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Framer of the Constitution

  • Madison arrived two weeks before the Constitutional Convention to gather his thoughts

  • He came wanting to do more than change the Articles of Confederation


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Father of the Constitution

  • Edmund Randolph presented Madison’s ‘Virginia Plan” to the convention

  • The plan proposed a federal system of government with 3 branches

  • The plan caused great debate about representation based on population


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Father of the Constitution

  • Madison played a major role in ratifying the Constitution by writing with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay the Federalist essays

  • Helped frame the Bill of Rights


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