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For the united states Madison is called the father of the Constitution because he drafted the major points in it. He was well read in Enlightenment philosophy, such as Montesquieu, who advocated a system of checks and balances. Because of this, he also pushed for a system of checks and balances to ease the fears of those who were worried about an executive with too much power. Madison was also one of the three authors of the Federalist Papers, with was an effort to get support for the Constitution to be ratified by the states through writings in newspapers and pamphlets. Washington was not very influential. Yes, he was the first president under the Constitution, and he was the chair of the Constitutional convention, but he didn't have much to say or contribute. He wanted a stronger executive in government, but was there to lend his influence and support to get it passed, rather than to shape it. Jefferson had next to nothing to do with the Constitution. He was against it, but

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