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James Madison Timeline

Short Biography of President James Madison
Lifespan: 1751 - 1836
Born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia
James Madison died on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia
Fourth President of America - Terms Served: Two; (1809 - 1813), (1813 - 1817) - Political Party - Democratic-Republican
Vice Presidents - George Clinton (1809-12), Elbridge Gerry (1813-17)

Why was James Madison famous?
James Madison was famous as the fourth President of the United States of America and as the father of the Bill of Rights and for presiding over the War of 1812 with Britain.

The next US President was James Monroe.



Born on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, King George, Virginia



Educated at Princeton and his career included the roles of Politician and Statesman



The American Revolution, the American War of Independence, led by George Washington was fought between Great Britain and thirteen British colonies in North America, and ended in a global war between several European great powers.



Member of Virginia Constitutional Convention



Member of Continental Congress



Member of Virginia Legislature



Member of Constitutional Convention



Member of U.S. House of Representatives



James Madison married Dolley Payne Todd on September 15, 1794.



Secretary of State under Jefferson

1809 - 1813


First term in office 1809 - 1813



Battle of Tippecanoe



The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain

1809 - 1813


Second term in office term in office



Washington was burned



The National Anthem written



The Barbary War

1817 - 1818


The First Seminole War when American slave owners travelled to Spanish Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Seminole Indians who had been trading weapons with the British in the War of 1812.



Second Seminole War begins. President Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act

1835 - 1836


The Texas Revolution (October 2, 1835 – April 21, 1836) which included the famous Battle of the Alamo. Texas settlers from the United States to join the Texan Army which defeated the Mexican Army



He died of natural causes on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia. His last words said on his death bed were "I always talk better lying down." James Madison is buried in the Madison Family Cemetery at Montpelier.

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