James Madison Debate

James Madison Debate - Rachel Romm U.S. History I AP Mrs....

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Rachel Romm U.S. History I AP Mrs. Dolan 2 February 2009 James Madison Orange County, Virginia October, 1787 Objective: To replace the Articles of Confederation with a three-branch federal system. Summary : I am a strict federalist, a delegate from Virginia and a member of the constitutional convention who drafted the Virginia plan. My family and I own slaves who work at our tobacco plantation. After I graduated the College of New Jersey in just two years, instead of the normal four years that one should attend collage, I became a lawyer. I have served in the Virginia state legislature for three years where I helped write the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom that disestablished the Church of England. I also persuaded Virginia to give up its claims on the Northwest Territories and give them to the continental congress. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and I wrote the Federalist Papers to try to encourage the ratification of the constitution. Professional Experience: 1771 Graduated the College of New Jersey 1776-1779 Served in the Virginia State Legislator 1780-1783 Delegate to Continental Congress 1784-1786 Served in the Virginia House of Delegates Major Accomplishments: 1779 Helped Thomas Jefferson write the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom 1783 Persuaded Virginia to give up the Northwest Territories 1787- Wrote the Federalist Papers
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course HISTORY 0232 taught by Professor Liburd during the Spring '10 term at N. Arizona.

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