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James Madison Biography

Title:
Founding Father and Fourth President of the United States
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Mar. 12, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • President of the United States. Succeeded Thomas Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. Defeated Federalist De Witt Clinton for reelection in 1812, 1809-1817
  • U.S. Secretary of State, 1801-1809
  • Drafted the Virginia Resolution protesting the Alien and Sedition Acts, 1797
  • Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-1797
  • Wrote the Federalist Papers in collaboration with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay to aid the campaign for the adoption of the Constitution, 1787-1788
  • Elected member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1785
  • Elected member of the Virginia Assembly, 1784
  • Represented the Commonwealth of Virginia in the U.S. Congress, 1779-1783
  • Elected as a member of the Constitutional Convention of Virginia, participated in the framing of the Virginia Constitution, 1776
Education:
  • Attended Princeton College, 1769-1771
Other:
  • Married Dolley Payne Todd in 1794.