James Madison
Our Fourth President

James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, is also called the Father of the Constitution. He helped design the checks and balances that operate among Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court. He helped to create a strong federal government, which divided power between the central government and the states. He was largely responsible for drafting the Bill of Rights.

Madison, born in 1751, was a sickly child. Private tutors assisted him in his studies at home. He was deeply religious, and having a weak speaking voice, it prevented him from seeking a career as a minister.

He was one of the authors of The Federalist, a series of letters written to newspapers, in favor of the states ratifying the new Constitution. In The Federalist we find one of many quotes by him, "If men were angels,no government would be necessary.""

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