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James Madison;

James Madison, best known as the fourth President of the United States and "Father of the Constitution," lived from 1751-1836. In his 85 years he took a leading role in creating the structure of the United States of America. His history spanned the American Revolution, the creation of the U.S. government and our primary political parties, definition and defense of our rights as U.S. citizens, and the founding of the University of Virginia.

The Papers of James Madison offer an unparalleled view into the history of the United States through the words of the people who lived it.