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History Presidential Outline - James Madison

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James Madison Presidential Outline I. Name: James Madison (March 6 th , 1751 – June 28 th , 1836) II. State of Birth/State which he ran for President: Virginia III. Educational and Occupational Background: James received his earliest schooling at home from his grandmother. At the age of 12, he was enrolled in school of Donald Robertson. He was later then enrolled in College of New Jersey, and in 1771 he received his degree. He was a member of Constitutional Convention, and wrote articles for the Federalist Papers. He was Jefferson’s Secretary of State. IV. Dates of Term/Terms of Office: 1808- 1812, 1812-1817 V. Prominent Issues in Election: Embargo act, European conflicts, maintaining American neutrality. Relations with Britain and France. VI. Opponents: 1 st term – Pinckney, Clinton; 2 nd term – De Witt Clinton VII. Vice President: George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry VIII. Political Party: Democratic-Republican IX. Major Domestic Happenings: 1809, James Madison becomes President. As a successor to Jefferson, Madison was almost unanimously chosen. He was favored by most candidates and defeated the federalist candidate Pinckney. He continued the Virginia dynasty, presidents all from Virginia. He also was the second democratic-republican president. 1811, Battle of Tippecanoe: The Battle of Tippecanoe was a decisive victory by United States forces led by then-Governor of the Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison over the forces of Tecumseh's growing American Indian confederation. The battle took place outside Prophetstown, near present-day Battle Ground, Indiana, and was part of what is sometimes known as Tecumseh's War, which continued into the War of 1812. 1812, Louisiana enters the Union. LA became the 18 th state of the United States. America also gained New Orleans and thus opened many favorable ports. 1812, Charter of First National Bank expires. Hamilton’s charter for a national bank was not renewed because it was felt that the national government did not have the power to establish a national bank. Many others, who did not benefit, such as poor
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