Essays Tagged: "James Madison"

Arron Burr's life

at Princeton at the age of thirteen and graduated with distinction at sixteen in 1772, a year after James Madison and Philip Freneau. He was a member of the Cliosophic Society and for his Commencement ... in a complex web of questionable activities which aroused suspicion. The Commander in New Orleans, James Wilkinsin, arrested Burr. He believed that Burr was assembling a group to invade Mexico, wheth ...

(3 pages) 36 0 4.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Constitution of the United States: Our Living Constitution

gathering brought together almost all of the nation's most famous men,including George Washington, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and BenjaminFranklin. At least one delegate from each state atten ... tified fourdays later, so did New York on July 26, North Carolina in 1789, and Rhode Island in1790. James Madison studied history and political philosophy, which probably made himthe best candidate el ...

(4 pages) 405 0 2.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is about the Second Amendment and whether its meaning was for personal gun use or military gun use. It is based on the book "Whose Right to Bear Arms Did the Second Amendment Protect?"

ication of the Constitution. Although the Federalists thought that it was pointless to include one, James Madison went ahead and wrote up a properly worded Bill of Rights. By doing this, he hoped to q ... a great example of how the militia is needed to keep the mob under control. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison wanted to add the ability to tax to the Articles of Confederation's powers. Daniel Sha ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Biography of James Madison's life...this paper discusses his education, achievements, his background, and his contemporaries.

James Madison was born on March 16, 1751, at the home of his maternal grandparents in Port Conway, V ... ngress, and served as a member of the United States House of Representatives. In the spring of 1787 James Madison traveled to Philadelphia to attend the Constitutional Convention. Madison's dedication ... good reputation as a very knowledgeable and efficient debater and legislator.In the spring of 1794 James was introduced to the Quaker widow Dolley Payne Todd. The summer courtship of James and Dolley ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Madison's Great Error: Religion.

Madison's Great Error: ReligionSlowly sipping his tea by the fire, James Madison planned the future of the United States, and explained the entire thing to the world i ... eclined in the United States, and that a spirit of jangling and controversy alarmingly prevailed."# James Madison in fact lived in the time period before the Second Great Awakening, and could not fore ... trongly willed factions collided, they destroyed not only the stability of a great nation, but also James Madison's predictions for the future of America, "Hence, it clearly appears, that the same adv ...

(10 pages) 57 0 3.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Founding brothers novel by Ellis.

ly, he looks at John Adams, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, with a glance at Benjamin Franklin.Here is a brief overview of each chapter:The Duel ... r gives an inside look at a secret dinner meeting between Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison, during which the permanent capital was exchanged for the passage of Hamilton's financ ...

(7 pages) 133 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Why the Federalists thought a larger Union would be better for democracy.

According to Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, authors of the Federalist Papers, the union of the States would be better as a large ...

(6 pages) 99 0 3.5 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Which founding brother had the largest impact on the creation of the U.S.?

instrumental in creating the new United States and making it the great nation that it is today than James Madison. James Madison's contribution to the framing of the United States government structure ... ount importance to broker the deal between the diametrical views of social opposites on such topics.James Madison's vision for a centrally controlled government led him to become the "father' of argua ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

An essay about the Constitutional Convention of 1787

ll the states attended a meeting known as the Constitutional Convention. Among those attending were James Madison, representing Virginia, William Paterson, representing New Jersey, and Roger Sherman, ... deal to the Constitution that we live under today and were highly respected by the other delegates.James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 ,in Port Conway, Virginia. He graduated from the College of ...

(5 pages) 81 1 3.4 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

History of the judiciary system of the United States, and important figures who helped shaped this system.

eginning of our current day judicial system, with quite a few adjustments over time. As recorded by James Madison in his journal of the Constitutional Convention, the framers did not spend much time w ... end of his administration. When the new administration did not deliver the commission, Marbury sued James Madison, Jefferson's Secretary of State. (At that time the Secretary of State was charged with ...

(5 pages) 95 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Marbury vs. Madison and judicial review.

plete them. When Jefferson found out about this, he was mad. He ordered the new Secretary of State, James Madison, not to deliver the final appointments to the selected judges. One of the judges that ... arbury took this claim to the Supreme Court. The Chief Justice Marshall of the Supreme Court is now James Madison, Adams' old Secretary of State. If he issued the writ, Marshall would ignore it and th ...

(2 pages) 108 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Cases

Should the new America have a strong national government with a centralized authority and commercial economy, or a modest centralized government that should remain on the side of the minority?

f the minority? The minority was rural and agrarian. An issue such as this led Thomas Jefferson and James Madison to the forefront of the Republican Party whole Alexander Hamilton lead the opposing pa ...

(2 pages) 68 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Following the formation of the United States and the adoption of the US Constitutionthe earily presidents helped to improve the stability of the new country through their foreign policies.

n the Revolutionary War and the adoption of the US Constitution; George Washington, John Adams, and James Madison all helped to improve the stability of the new found country through their foreign pol ... elped to raise the awareness of the US citizens about the US diplomacy problems in France. Finally, James Madison rallied the American citizens to support the US in their struggle with Britain. These ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's views on the interpretation of the Constitution (DBQ)

consensus among historians is that there was a difference of opinions between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on the policies of the interpretation of the Constitution. It is generally believed th ... Jefferson felt that there should be strict and inflexible interpretation of the Constitution, while James Madison felt that the Constitution was elastic and that many different laws could be derived f ...

(2 pages) 78 0 4.6 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

"Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the 'Era of good Feelings.' Evaluate the accuracy ofof this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism."

a third presidential period, but he helped elect the Democratic-Republican candidate from Virginia, James Madison, as president in 1808. Madison was the 4th president who also presided for two periods ... canals. Also, high tariffs and establishment of a second National Bank.Democratic-Republicans with James Monroe as president controlled the Federal Government from 1817 to 1825. There was no other po ...

(6 pages) 112 0 3.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

AP US History essay. Document Based Question Essay #4.

tory dictates, this is substantially accurate. In the time frame of 1801-1817, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the Republican presidents of the time, demonstrated the differences of the Republican ...

(5 pages) 129 1 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is on Strict vs. Loose construction during the presidencies of Madison and Jefferson

eriod of 1801-1817, the two presidents that were elected to rule the U.S. were Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Both Jefferson and Madison were Jeffersonian Republicans who were characterized as st ... t, the Constitution. Jefferson also argued for a Bill of Rights in the Constitution. In a letter to James Madison Jefferson called for a Bill of Rights because it provided "freedom of religion, freedo ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Madison vs. Jefferson: On the Issue of Constitutional Conflict in the Federalist Papers

In the Federalist Papers, James Madison and Thomas Jefferson discuss the issue of constitutional conflict, specifically the en ... chanism the autonomy necessary to restore a homeostatic equilibrium.Works CitedHamilton, Alexander, James Madison, and John Jay. The Federalist Papers. Ed. Clinton Rossiter. New York: Penguin, 2003.

(6 pages) 84 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Constitutional Convention

n. Some of the most prominent people of the time such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison represented each state and its interests. Soon after gathering, the delegates realized ... t had to be drawn up to give the United States the strong central government it desperately needed. James Madison and Roger Sherman were two of the main contributor's whose ideas lead to the Constitut ...

(1 pages) 60 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Opposing Views on the Constitution. this essay was written for an AP US history class, and is about the differences of opinion of those who were involved in making the Constitution

a trailblazing event, differences of opinions arose. Three different political figures of the time, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Patrick Henry; all of whom had contrasting views on the Const ... sates that without the power to tax and raise a military, there is no point to having a government.James Madison was the author of the constitution as well as a writer for The Federalist. In his arti ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History