james madison presidential library

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James Madison Presidential Library

Room 1 - General Information 1809 - 1817~ "Father of the Constitution"~ Responsible for the first 10 Ammendments to the Constitution~ Retired from Presidency in 1817~ Settled on his tobacco plantation, Montpelier, in Virgina

Room 2 - Philosophy & Psychology~ Federalist~ Worked with Hamilton and Jay to publish the Federalist Papers~ Coined the phrase, "Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happines"~ War of 1812 - regarded as one of the biggest mistakes in the history of the USA

Room 3 - Religion~ Believed in seperation of church and state~ Episcopalian ~ Wife (Dolley Madison) was a Quaker~ This was an odd marriage, as Quakers usally only marry Quakers~ Supposedly resulted in Dolley's exile from the "Circle of Friends"

Each generation should be made to bear the burden of its own wars, instead of carrying them on at the expense of other generations.

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.

Circulation of confidence is better than circulation of money.

Philosophy is common sense with big words.

Overature of 1812

Room 4 - Social Sciences~ Federalist who encourage the Federalist Papers~ At age 16 prepared for study at Princeton University~ Graduated from Princeton in 1771, and studied Latin, geography and philosophy~ Attempted to enforce the Non-Intercourse Act, which prevented trade with France and Britain

Room 7 - Arts~ 1814 - Star Spangled Banner~Dolley Madison saved books and portraits, one of which being George Washington's famous portrait, from the White House while it was burning to the ground.

Star Spangled Banner

Room 5 - Language ~ Madison mastered Greek and Latin before college~ Avid reader of the classics in these languages~ Studied Hebrew at Princeton

Room 6 - Science~ Grew up on a tobacco plantation, Montpelier in VA ~ In his youth, Madison had a voice impairment, which prevented his public speaking until he was 30~"The "Year without a summer" took place in the year of 1816 due to low solar activity and the eruption of Mt. Tambora.

Room 8 - History & Geography~Fourth President~Born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia ~Died June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia ~The Barbary War (1815) eliminated the presence of pirates south of the United States.~James Madison appeared on the five-thousand dollar bill, which is no longer in circulation.



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