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BC: Citations | "James Madison | The White House." The White House. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2010. . | "ABC-CLIO." ABC-CLIO. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Oct. 2010. .

1: James Madison | By:Kevin Feggins Thompson 2B October 8,2010

2: Although he never claimed the title, James Madison is often called the "Father of the Constitution" for his critical role in the drafting of the U.S. Constitution | The Constitution

3: James Madison was the first president to have served in the United States Congress, he was a leader in the first United States Congress, drafting many basic laws, and was responsible for the first ten amendments to the Constitution and thus is also known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". | The Bill of Rights

4: After the constitution was completed, Madison, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, wrote the Federalist Papers. These essays explained the goals and theory behind the organization of the new national government"the us constitution". | The Federalist Papers

5: In retirement at his home in Orange County, Virginia, Madison spoke out against the disruptive states' rights influences that by the 1830's threatened to shatter the Federal Union. In a note opened after his death in 1836, he stated, "The advice nearest to my heart and deepest in my convictions is that the Union of the States be cherished and perpetuated."

6: James Madison University was named after the 4th president James Madison. | Founding of Universities

7: The constitution and the bill of rights are still used today.

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