Imatge de l'autor

James Madison (1751–1836)

Autor/a de The Federalist Papers

123+ obres 12,014 Membres 76 Ressenyes 10 preferits

Sobre l'autor

James Madison, the fourth president of the United States, was born at Port Conway, Virginia. He was raised on a large family farm, called Montpelier, which remained his home throughout his life. After receiving a boarding school education, he entered the College of New Jersey (now Princeton mostra'n més University), from which he graduated in 1771. In 1776, Madison was elected a delegate to the Virginia Revolutionary Convention, where he was a strong advocate of religious freedom. He then became a Virginia legislator. As delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, he became the chief architect of the U.S. Constitution and, later, of the Bill of Rights. Madison served in the first Congress from 1789 to 1797, rising to the position of Speaker of the House. In 1801, he became Secretary of State in the administration of Thomas Jefferson, and in 1809, he was elected president. Madison's insights on the nature of politics and the operations of government are as relevant today as they were in his time. His journals provide our principal source of knowledge about the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He also shared the authorship of "The Federalist Papers" (1787-88), arguably the most significant American contribution to political theory, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. His insights into political behavior (such as Federalist paper number 10 on the subject of factions) and the nature of government (Federalist papers numbers 39 and 51 on the allocation of power) continue to be useful for those who seek to write constitutions for new governments today. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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(eng) Please do not combine James Madison's entry with those of others such as Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, although they were co-authors of the Federalist Papers and other documents.

Obres de James Madison

The Federalist Papers (1787) 9,895 exemplars
Writings (1999) 436 exemplars
We the People (2008) 48 exemplars
United States Constitution (2003) — Col·laborador — 12 exemplars
Papers 7 exemplars
The Complete Federalist Papers (2016) 4 exemplars
The U.S. Constitution (2005) 2 exemplars
The United States Constitution (2019) 2 exemplars
The Writings of James Madison (2008) 2 exemplars
The Bill of Rights 2 exemplars
On Property 1 exemplars
Debates on the Bill of Rights (2010) 1 exemplars
Bill of right (2010) 1 exemplars
Constitution (2007) 1 exemplars
Money 1 exemplars
Passion 1 exemplars
Male 1 exemplars
State of the Union Address (1809) 1 exemplars
El Senado 1 exemplars
The Bill of Rights (Playaway) (2010) 1 exemplars
Will 1 exemplars
Guilty 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Declaration of Independence / The Constitution of the United States (1776)algunes edicions1,895 exemplars
American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions246 exemplars
The Origins of the American Constitution (1986) — Col·laborador — 181 exemplars
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Col·laborador — 80 exemplars
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars
Common Sense and Other Writings [Norton Critical Editions] (2011) — Col·laborador — 39 exemplars
The Dissenters : America's Voices of Opposition (1993) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Sources: Notable Selections in American Government (1996) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars
Escritos políticos (1964) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. VIII: Madison-Murfree (1909) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Madison, James, Jr.
Altres noms
Father of the Constitution
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
Lloc d'enterrament
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
USA (birth)
Lloc de naixement
Belle Grove Plantation, Virginia, USA
Lloc de defunció
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
Llocs de residència
White House, Washington, DC, USA
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
Princeton University (B.A. | 1771)
United States Secretary of State (1801-1809)
President of the United States (1809-1817)
U.S. Congressman (1789-1797)
Nominee for President of the United States (1808|Jeffersonian Republican) (mostra-les totes 7)
Nominee for President of the United States (1812|Jeffersonian Republican)
Brackenridge, Hugh Henry (friend)
Jennings, Paul (slave)
Biografia breu
The historian Garry Wills, one of President Madison's biographers, says, "Madison's claim on our admiration does not rest on a perfect consistency, any more than it rests on his presidency. He has other virtues. . . As a framer and defender of the Constitution he had no peer. . . The finest part of Madison's performance as president was his concern for the preserving of the Constitution. . . No man could do everything for the country – not even Washington. Madison did more than most, and did some things better than any. That was quite enough."
Nota de desambiguació
Please do not combine James Madison's entry with those of others such as Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, although they were co-authors of the Federalist Papers and other documents.



Just reread the arguments for adopting the new Constitution. I think every American citizen should read these essays -- along with the Anti-Federalist essays and the notes on the debates over the Constitution -- every now and again to remind ourselves of the genius of our system of government.
bschweiger | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
mike.stephenson | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Jan 12, 2024 |
Quoting from the preface of this book: "It is supposed that a collection of the papers which have made their appearance in the gazettes of this city, under the Title of the FEDERALIST, may not be without effect in assisting the public judgment on the momentous question of the constitution of the United States, now under consideration by the people of America. . ."
uufnn | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Dec 12, 2023 |
I just finished this book after a long hiatus. It took me awhile to figure out a strategy for reading it, which for me turned out to be reading one chapter a day. Once I approached it that way, I found it to be fascinating, inspiring and eye-opening. Reading it now in the midst of so many debates about the proper role of each of the branches of government as they address domestic and international issues has been very interesting. The thoroughness of the analysis is very impressive. Madison, Jay and Hamilton had such a wealth of historical knowledge that they brought into their discussions, not just about the forms of various governments (ancient and contemporary), but how those forms played out in particular circumstances. One curious aspect of it though is a strange sort of naivete about the honesty and integrity of individuals who would be filling positions in government. Each of the authors goes to great lengths to describe the checks on less than admirable behavior, but at the same time argues that anyone called to any of these positions would have a certain nobility of character that would ensure acting in the best interests of all the people. Time has shown us over and over again that this is not the case. Even with that small contradictory element, I can't recommend this work more highly--I wish I had read it long ago, and would be interested in a reread of it with other folks.… (més)
lschiff | Hi ha 65 ressenyes més | Sep 24, 2023 |



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