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James Madison

United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2021 Edition)

(5 March 1751 – 28 June 1836) Planter, slaveholder, essayist, legislator, and President of the USA.

Born the son of a leading planter, he secured election into the Virginia Convention, which produced the independent state, its new constitution, and the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He then joined the state legislature and the Confederation Congress. A principal proponent of the Constitutional Convention, he was also the author of the Virginia Plan, a faithful Convention attendee, a dedicated notetaker, and one of the Convention's most active speakers. He also authored several of the ‘Federalist Papers’ in defence of the new Constitution. He was a Representative for Virginia in the new U.S. Congress and a leading figure in the creation of the Bill of Rights. He was later U.S. Secretary of State and then President.

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ConSource Materials on the Constitutional Convention

The ConSource.org edition of Madison's Notes and other papers.

Library of Congress copy of Madison's Notes Manuscript

This collection holds links to the Library of Congress scan of its microfilm photographs of Madison's personal record recording the work of the Constitutional Convention.

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