James Madison -
a Mainstream Revolutionary

"A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

- James Madison, from a letter to W.T. Barry, August 4, 1822
Book Review of "The Great Little Madison" by Vishal
An insightful look by a fifth grader from Maryland in the USA.
First Inaugural Address
James Madison was twice elected President of the United States. This inaugural address was delivered on Saturday, March 4, 1809.
Second Inaugural Address
Madison's second inauguration was on March 4th, 1813. The United States was at war with Great Britain, ostensibly over the issue of the impressing of US seaman into the service of England. War raged in Euorope, Napolean having recently invaded Russia and burned Moscow.
James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance -1785
A screed by Madison (and others?) arguing against a law that would have established "Teachers of the Christian Relegion". Contains excellent articulations of the right to religious freedom, and of the limitations of Society and Law in matters of Religion.
The Federalist Papers
During 1787 and 1788 Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay wrote a series of articles all being the pen-name "Publius". These articles were published in newpapers in New York state as part of efforts to convince New Yorkers to ratify the US Constitution.
James Madison Museum
A real-life Museum located at 129 Caroline Street, in the town of Orange, Virginia.
James Madison Center at James Madison University
Quotes, Writings, Biography, etc.

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