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James Madison

James Madison’s Federalist No. 10 is considered by many to be the most cited of the Federalists Papers.
  4th President of the United States; primary author of the U.S. Constitution; helped frame the Bill of Rights (1751-1836)
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Madison is generally considered most responsible for the U.S. Constitution’s system of checks and balances.
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  • James Madison’s Federalist No. 10 is considered by many to be the most cited of the Federalists Papers.
  • You can barely go fifty feet without hitting a historical marker for the place this army crossed, or that guy died, or where James Madison lived—
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Dolley was later introduced to Congressman James Madison by their mutual friend, Aaron Burr.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • James Madison was President from March 4, 1809, to March 4, 1817.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country

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  • James Madison Howland, born in New Hampshire, and Ole Jenson, born in Sweden, both proved that they were free American citizens by grunting, "I don’t know whether I got any or not," or "Well, you can’t expect me to get it delivered by noon."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Among the acquaintances and colleagues who march across the pages of his diary are Sam Adams (a kinsman), John Hancock, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Lafayette, John Jay, James Madison, James Monroe, John Marshall, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Hart Benton, John Tyler, John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, Lincoln, James Buchanan, William Lloyd Garrison, Andrew Johnson, Jefferson Davis and many others.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Carroll Virginia John Blair— James Madison Jr. North Carolina Wm.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • I walked her to the Supreme Court and lectured her about James Madison and the separation of powers.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • Frank swallowed and smiled, rose, and shook hands with me as Barthelme explained, "This is the new man, James Madison."
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • It was in Richmond that Jefferson and James Madison crafted the statute separating church and state that would later inform the First Amendment of the Constitution.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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  • The grand total of books he acquired in France was about 2,000, but he also bought books by the boxful for Washington, Franklin, and James Madison.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • "My name is Madison, James Madison," I said.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • We passed exit after exit to Harrisonburg and the turnoffs for James Madison University.
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
  • Kennicott, Sam Clark, Jackson Elder, young Dr. McGanum, and James Madison Howland, teetering on their toes near the stove, conversed with the sedate pomposity of the commercialist.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • James Madison had been laid up.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A man of cultivated, even fastidious tastes, Jefferson was later to tell his Virginia neighbor James Madison that he had observed in Adams a certain "want of taste," this apparently in reference to the fact that Adams was known on occasion to chew tobacco and take his rum more or less straight.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • A few weeks later, and again in secret session, on a motion from James Madison, Adams’s second prior commission, to negotiate a treaty of commerce with Britain, was also revoked.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • But before the year was out, Congress again called for him to go to France—an idea set in motion by his close political ally, James Madison—and this time Jefferson accepted at once.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In the privacy of his journal he called Alexander Hamilton "a damnable villain"; Robert Morris, "the greatest blackguard"; and referred to James Madison as "His Littleness."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • James Madison, in an address to the House, had expressed the convic-tion of most Americans when he said, "The more simple, the more republican we are in our manners, the more national dignity we shall acquire."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • When James Madison was elected the fourth president of the United States in 1809, Dolley became one of the nation’s most beloved First Ladies.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Fever, 1793
  • He had in mind Elbridge Gerry and James Madison, who had recently retired from Congress.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • At the same time, James Madison undertook a version of his own resolutions for Virginia.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In a high-spirited letter to Jefferson, James Madison said Hamilton’s "thunderbolt" meant certain victory for Jefferson.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • In Virginia, the president of the College of William and Mary, a cousin of Madison’s, the Reverend James Madison, saw a "secret design" in the book—that Adams, under the influence of a foreign Court, was "plotting" to overturn the American government.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It was Jefferson’s successor, James Madison, who after taking office as President, rescued John Quincy from practicing law in Boston by appointing him minister to Russia.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • On the other side stood those like John Witherspoon andyoung James Madison of Virginia, who trusted the French and believed French friendship and support of such critical importance that nothing should be allowed to put the alliance at risk, and who had little faith in John Adams’s "stiffness and tenaciousness of temper," as Witherspoon said in his clipped Scottish way.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • James Madison, who had taken the lead in drafting the so-called Virginia Plan, providing for three equal branches in the new government, and who had seldom ever had anything complimentary to say about Adams, declared in a letter to Jef-ferson that while men of learning would find nothing new in the book, it was certain to be "a powerful engine in forming public opinion," and, in fact, had "merit."
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • No one outside of this state gives a crap about where James Madison’s house is."
    Alexandra Bracken  --  The Darkest Minds
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Associated words [difficulty]:   James Madison [6] , Thomas Jefferson [3] , John Adams [5] , John Adams [5]
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