James Madison Jr. was an American statesman, diplomat, expansionist, philosopher, and Founding Father. He served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He has been called the “father of the modern Republican Party” and the “Father of American conservatism” He is buried in Mount Pleasant, Virginia.
About James Madison in brief
James Madison Jr. was an American statesman, diplomat, expansionist, philosopher, and Founding Father. He served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the \”Father of the Constitution\” for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution. He co-wrote The Federalist Papers, co-founded the Democratic-Republican Party, and served as fifth United States Secretary of State from 1801 to 1809. Madison is considered one of the most important Founding Fathers of the U.S., and historians have generally ranked him as an above-average president. He never privately reconciled his Republican beliefs with his slave ownership. He was a leading member of the American Whig Society, in direct competition to the Cliosophian Society. He died in 1836 and is buried at Montpelier, Virginia, where he was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, the only member of his family to survive the Civil War. His son, James Madison III, served as President of the Confederate States of America from 1841 to 1845. He also served as a U.N. ambassador from 1845 to 1847, and was the first African-American to hold the post of vice-presidential candidate in a major presidential election. His grandson, James III, was elected to the Senate from New Jersey in 1868 and served until his death in 1874. He later served as president of New Jersey from 1874 to 1875, and from 1881 to 1883 as the seventh president of The United States.
His great-great-grandson, James IV, was the eighth president of United States, serving from 1875 to 1881. He had a son, Thomas Madison, who served from 1882 to 1885, and a daughter, Mary Madison, whom he died in office in 1887. He has been called the “father of the modern Republican Party” and the “Father of American conservatism” He is buried in Mount Pleasant, Virginia. His daughter, Julia Madison, is a former First Lady of Virginia and a former first lady of the state. She is the daughter of James Madison Sr., a tobacco planter who grew up on a plantation, then called Mount Pleasant. Her father was the largest landowner and a leading citizen in the Piedmont. Madison’s father had an estimated 100 slaves and a 5,000 acres plantation, Madison’s maternal grandfather was a prominent planter and tobacco merchant. In the early 1760s, the Madison family moved into a newly built house that they named Mont Pelier. He became exceptionally proficient in mathematics, geography, and classical languages. At age 16, Madison returned to Montpeliers to prepare for college. Unlike most college-bound college students of his day, Madison did not attend the College of William and Mary, where the low climate might have strained his delicate health. He instead enrolled at Princeton, and in 1769, he enrolled at the college of New York.