Designed for elementary and middle-school students, America's Library provides a variety of stories about James Madison, including information about the U.S. Constitution, Dolley Madison, and the War of 1812.
Offers insights into how the nation’s founding documents were forged and the role that imagination and vision played in the unprecedented creative act of forming a self–governing country. The exhibit includes a number of documents associated with James Madison.
The majority of the documents in this exhibition relate to two seminal events in which Madison played a major role: the drafting and ratification of the Constitution of the United States (1787-88) and the introduction (1789) in the First Federal Congress of the amendments that became the Bill of Rights. Other documents in this exhibition relate to freedom of religion, a cause to which Madison was passionately devoted, and to the burning of Washington, D.C., by the British in 1814.
Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. This exhibition includes information on many items related to Madison and religion, including a copy of Madison's notes for his speech introducing the Bill of Rights and a description of Madison attending church services during his presidency.
Search PPOC using the subject heading " Madison, James, 1751-1836" to find digital images related to Madison such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the phrase "James Madison" to locate additional images.
On August 19, 1814, during the War of 1812, British troops under the command of Major General Robert Ross and Rear Admiral George Cockburn landed at Benedict, Maryland, on the shores of the Patuxent River.
The first in a series of eighty-five essays by "Publius," the pen name of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, appeared in the Independent Journal, a New York newspaper, on October 27, 1787.
This symposium explored the thought and character of James Madison as well as his many significant contributions to the nation's history, such as his defense of religious liberty; his role as architect and principal defender of the Constitution of the United States; his introduction of the legislation that produced the Bill of Rights; and his service as secretary of state in 1801-09, and as president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. This site contains the full text of papers presented at the symposium, as well as videos of the speakers.