James Madison

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Tue June 26, 2012

James Madison: Modern Debates

Known as the father of the Constitution, James Madison of Virginia served one term in the Continental Congress and four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected President in 1808.
: Oil on canvas, Bradley Stevens (after Charles Willson Peale), 2002 Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

Just a quick glance at the front page, and it’s easy to tell what issues are heating up Washington these days: the separation of church and state, states' rights, and the limits of presidential power.

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