President Presentation James Madison Tre’Vaughn Davis
James Madison • The 4th president of the U.S.A • Born in 1751, Madison was brought up in Orange County, Virginia, and attended Princeton (then called the College of New Jersey). http://www.visitingdc.com/president/james-madison-picture.htm
Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. In later years, when he was referred to as the "Father of the Constitution," Madison protested that the document was not "the off-spring of a single brain," but "the work of many heads and many hands.“ http://www.visitingdc.com/president/james-madison-picture.htm
As leader in the House of Representatives, Madison worked closely with President George Washington to organize the new federal government. Breaking with Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton in 1791, Madison and Thomas Jefferson organized what they called the Republican Party (later called the Democratic-Republican Party) in opposition to key policies of the Federalists, especially the national bank and the Jay Treaty. http://www.leftjustified.com/james-madison
As Jefferson’s Secretary of State (1801–1809), Madison supervised the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the nation’s size, and sponsored the ill-fated Embargo Act of 1807. http://thomaslegion.net/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/louisiana_purchase_treaty_agreement.jpg
By 1815, he supported the creation of the second National Bank, a strong military, and a high tariff to protect the new factories opened during the war.
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