James Madison -
"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."
a Mainstream Revolutionary
- 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
- James Madison Center at James Madison
- Quotes, Writings, Biography, etc.