Essays Tagged: "Madison"

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, Virgini ... helor of Arts degree in 1771 and remained for six months studying under President John Witherspoon. Madison was greatly influenced by him, because of his academic independence, Scottish practicality, ... cottish practicality, honesty, and sincerity. The works of his other contemporaries also influenced Madison, among them were: John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift, David Hume, and Voltaire. Becaus ...

(4 pages) 93 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. Assess the validity.

r they only care about power. Power seemed to play a big role in Jefferson's decisions. (Document F)Madison, in his early years favored a broad interpretation of the constitution. He favored central p ... retation of the constitution. He favored central power, national rights, etc. By the 1790s however, Madison's views seemed to change drastically. He became a stronger advocate of states' rights, and b ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The essay is about THE FEDERALIST # 10 written by Madison in the effort of ratifying the constitution. It explains about faction and there influences in gov't.

The Federalist No.10Madison begins perhaps the most famous of the Federalist papers by stating that one of the strongest ... ibility of an oppressive majority to be the greatest danger in a political society such as ours was Madison's main concern. Federalist#10 is one of the most important Federalist Papers and is essentia ... to our understanding of the framer's vision for the country and fears about the dangers of factions.Madison defines that factions are groups of people who gather together to protect and promote their ...

(5 pages) 167 0 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

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

ictates, 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 Party ... trong, central government which promoted commercial and financial interests over states' interests, Madison broke from Washington. As a result, he joined Jefferson to form the opposing party of Democr ...

(5 pages) 129 1 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Chapter 6: Establishing National Institutions AMERICAN

ngton helped prestige greatly. Also surrounded himself almost regally.--Washington's head advisor = Madison--Washington quickly seized departments of Treasury, State, and War for executive, thus estab ... ter laws, not make them. Took no active part in formation of public policy by legislation. Instead, Madison, Hamilton (Treasury), and Jefferson (State) guided Congress.--The Bill of Rights: Madison fi ...

(6 pages) 33 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Biography of James Madison

James Madison's second inaugural speech was on March 4, 1813. Madison was a member of the Democratic-Repub ... atic-Republicans, but still held some views of the Federalist Party. The War of 1812, also known as Madison's War, with Britain began in Madison's first term and continued throughout his second. He ha ... rance and Britain, the large split between Republicans and Federalists, and conflicts with Indians. Madison's second term was anything but peaceful. The country at the time of Madison's inaugur ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 May/2004

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

An Essay Concerning The Creation of Government Using the early American texts (e.g., The Federalist Papers)

enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself" (Madison, 121). What is required then, is a Constitution, however not merely a static, firm and unmov ... only be realized in a federalist government - that is truly one, united nation. In accordance with Madison's sentiments, "the influence of factious leaders may kindle a flame within their particular ...

(14 pages) 160 2 4.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

James Madison

James Madison seemed fragile, standing at only five feet six inches and weighing less than 140 pounds, and ... ing less than 140 pounds, and did not look like the type to be an influential political leader. Yet Madison was a great debater, able to use pure thought, not emotion, to win an argument. Madison is c ... and then worked for a strong national government that is the foundation of the Constitution. Madison made many contributions to the government of the United States. Not only did he fight for a ...

(4 pages) 55 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James Madison

James Madison was a very patient and happy man, never complaining. Even though he had a rough childhood, h ... cation of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. Madison, even though liked that name, didn't feel that was accurate and protested that the document ... but "the work of many heads and many hands."). I hope you will learn a bit about him. James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 across the Rappahannock River from Port Royal, Virginia. He was t ...

(6 pages) 32 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ethical Behavior

st and honesty, especially from those in powerful positions.Recently three prominent businessmen in Madison County have been getting the attention of our local news media. These three men, by the name ... munity with ties to public offices. James Butler is the husband of the current mayor of the city of Madison, David Richardson is the former President of the Madison County Board of Supervisors and Don ...

(8 pages) 169 0 5.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management

Importance of checks and balances in American government

d to as, "a Tyrant...unfit to be the ruler of a free people" (Declaration of Independence). So when Madison writes, "What is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? (Ma ... to rule America is reflected in his tyrannical archetype. By saying he is unfit to rule free people Madison implies that the British are not free under his rule. The House of Lords and the House of Co ...

(5 pages) 132 0 4.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

1998 DBQ

n mainly supported the theory that the Jeffersonian Republicans were strict constructionists. James Madison's presidency supported that theory as well. Both presidents, however, made exceptions to the ... them with that everything had to be done "within the limits of their Constitutional powers"�.Madison, also being a Democratic-Republican, supported the same principles as Jefferson. Speaking fo ...

(3 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

1812

ntrolled by Great Britain. British impressments and seizing of American sailors and ships had made Madison furious, and he intended to do something about it. Madison did not want to go into a war tho ... he United States have in vain exhausted remonstrations and expostulations"¦without effect," said Madison in his war message to congress. Madison tried many different embargos, but nothing worked. T ...

(3 pages) 326 1 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James Madison Biography

James Madison Known to be a well-respected man with many attributes that help form the United States Gover ... as secretary of state, and that lead to two full term presidencies not mentioning the contributions Madison had to the United States. This report is to tell the reader why I believe James Madison was ... and political sides helps strengthen the United States.Growing up in Orange County, Virginia, James Madison was raised with respected parents. His family was high class, and taught him many of the mor ...

(7 pages) 29 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Comparing Benjamin Franklin And James Madison

Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, both are famous men in America's history, both are considered founding father's having play ... milarities, Benjamin Franklin, considered one of the greatest American minds of all time, and James Madison, considered the Architect of the Constitution, were different, and had different ideals on d ... urpose of this paper is to compare and contrast the lives and ideals of Benjamin Franklin and James Madison.Franklin was born in 1706 to Josiah, a tradesmen in the art of candle and soap making, and A ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Individual Ministerial Responsibility

s larger in this ratifier-understanding variant of originalism than a speech that congressman James Madison gave in April 1796, when the House of Representatives was debating its constitutional role i ... ting its constitutional role in the implementation of the controversial Jay Treaty. In this speech, Madison excluded evidence of the intentions of the framers at Philadelphia from the canon of accepta ...

(7 pages) 11 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > European Union

Federalist Number Ten, 1787 Summary

SummaryFederalist Number 10 is an essay written by James Madison and is the tenth of the federalist papers. The essay is the most famous of the Federalist Pa ... famous of the Federalist Papers and is a valued political writing.Federalist number 10 starts with Madison stating that one of the strongest arguments of the Constitution is the fact that it establis ... that it establishes a government capable of controlling the violence and damage caused by factions. Madison defines factions as groups of people who gather together to protect and promote their politi ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Oct/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James Madison

Ronny GarciaU.S History - DoughertyResearch Paper 11 - 15 - 08James MadisonJames Madison, "Father of the Constitution"James Madison (Jr.) was born March 16, 1751, in Po ... ther of the Constitution"James Madison (Jr.) was born March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia [1]. Madison, the oldest of 12 children, was always a sickly child during his youth, and suffered all his ... h it may seem that such disabilities keep a person from living a long and fulfilling life; However, Madison's was the complete opposite, as he alone is one of the most influential players of the const ...

(5 pages) 16 1 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Constitutional Convention

erence was called by Virginia, at the desire of one of its greatest intelligence of the time, James Madison. Only five of the 13 states sent any delegates at all (Mont, 2006).Unable to come to the con ... door.The first person to arrive who later became known as the father of the Constitution was James Madison, he came to the convention to represent the state of Virginia. Madison arrived two weeks pri ...

(6 pages) 20 0 5.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James Madison: What made him a great president

Celina CarvalhoUS History IMarch 3, 2010Period 6With James Madison's sharp mind and great leadership skills he contributed his knowledge to America to help it ... ills he contributed his knowledge to America to help it become the great country it is today. James Madison became an accomplished man from his devoted educational background and wonderful family. Mad ... l views and provided his thoughts and ideas for the good of the government. Prior to his presidency Madison had many key political careers. When Madison won the election he became a great president wh ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Apr/2010

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