James Madison Review

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Boyd 1 Bryanna Boyd Johnson HIST2113-02 October 17, 2007 James Madison Review On March 16, 1751, James Madison was born into a family of Virginia planters. He was ill most of his childhood, but struggled through it. Eventually he ended up at the College of New Jersey, which was later known as Princeton. During his studies he exerted most of his talents in philosophy rather than religion. Although he graduated a year early, he continued to be an ambitious student, and stayed longer to keep his studies going. After school, he returned home to the plantation, but he was uninterested in plantation life. He was just as uninterested in the idea of marriage. His interest actually laid in politics. Though it was only a slight interest, he understood the basic constitutional issues that were driving Britain and the American colonies apart. Madison was a strong believer in making religion something that each person had a right to choose their own paths. He didn’t know it then, but he was going to help shape the government for the greatest country in the world. Before the Revolution Madison was fortunate to hold a position, and in his position he had influence on Congress. “Three years in Congress had given him the skills that men… in the
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