James Madison

James Madison - James Madison - James Madison was the...

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Unformatted text preview: James Madison - James Madison was the fourth President of the United States, serving from 1809- 1817. He worked with Jefferson on drafting a code of laws for the Virginia Assembly, and later played a crucial role in the composition and ratification of the Constitution. He authored the Virginia Resolutions, a milder companion to Jefferson's Kentucky Resolutions, and served as Secretary of State under Jefferson from 1801- 1809. During his own Presidency, Madison presided over America's role in the War of 1812, known to opponents as "Mr. Madison's War." John Marshall - John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, serving from 1801-1835. His most significant decisions, including Marbury v. Madison and McCullough v. Maryland, tended to advance Marshall's Federalist agenda. For his value of judicial review and a strong central government, Marshall was in constant...
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This note was uploaded on 12/28/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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