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James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman, political theorist and the what?
A: Fourth President of the United States.

Madison is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for being instrumental in the drafting of the what?
A:  United States Constitution.

James Madison was the key champion and author of the what?
A: United States Bill of Rights.

Where was James Madison Jr. born?
A: Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia.

James Madison was a terrible public what?
A: Speaker.

When was James Madison born?
A: On March 16, 1751.

After the Constitution was developed by the convention in Philadelphia, Madison was a leader in what effort?
A: The ratification effort.


Madison was the oldest of how many children?
A: Twelve.

How many of James Jr.'s brothers died as infants?
A: Three.

 During the summer of 1775, James's sister Elizabeth and his brother Reuben died in what kind of epidemic?
A: Dysentery.

Who was James Madison's father?
A:  James Madison, Sr. was a tobacco planter.

Who was James Madison's mother?
A: Nelly Conway Madison, the daughter of a prominent planter and tobacco merchant.

At age 16, he began a two-year course of study under the Reverend Thomas Martin in preparation for what?
A: College.

In 1769, Madison enrolled at what school?
A: College of New Jersey, now Princeton University.


Madison helped found what society?
A: The American Whig Society.

In what language did Madison become fluent in?
A: Hebrew.

How tall was James Madison?
A: Five feet, four inches.

In May 1794, Madison asked their mutual friend Aaron Burr to arrange a meeting between himself and who?
A: Dolley Todd.

How much did James Madison weigh?
A: Never more than 100 pounds.

In October 1775 Madison was commissioned as the colonel of  what?
A: The Orange County militia.

During the American Revolutionary War, Madison served in the Virginia state legislature where he became known as a protégé of whom?
A: Thomas Jefferson.


Madison worked with Jefferson to draft the Virginia Statute for what?
A:  Religious Freedom, which was finally passed in 1786.

Madison persuaded Virginia to give up its claims to what?
A: The northwestern territories.

Madison was elected a second time to the Virginia what?
A: House of Delegates, serving from 1784 to 1786.

Partly at Madison's instigation, a what was called in 1787?
A: National convention.

During the course of the Convention of 1787, how many times did Madison speak?
A: Over two hundred times.

James Madison viewed black slaves as a what?
A:  "unfortunate race" and believed their true nature was both human and property.

Madison believed that slaves, as property, would be protected by what?
A: Both their masters and the government.


Madison wanted to be elected as what in the new government?
A: Senator.

On June 8, 1789, James Madison introduced a bill proposing amendments consisting of what?
A: What would become the bill of rights.

James Madison was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives with what percentage of the vote?
A: 57.37% of the vote.

Madison was re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives  with what percentage of the vote?
A: 97.79%.

In 1794, Madison was elected as a Fellow to what body?
A: The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

How old was Madison when he married for the first time?
A: 43.

On September 15, 1794, who did James Madison marry?
A:  Dolley Payne Todd, a 26 year old widow.

Madison had no children, but after he married Dolley Todd he did what?
A: Adopted Todd's son John Payne Todd.

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