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James Madison 16.3.1751 - 28.6.1836 Virginia, 4. Präsident der USA 1809-1817, Gründervater der USA, Außenminister unter Jefferson, verantwortlich für den Louisiana Purchase.


James Madison, 4th president of the United States (1809–1817) and is hailed as the “Father of the Constitution.”


James Madison, born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia, wrote the first drafts of the U.S. constitution, co-wrote the Federalist Papers and sponsored the Bill of Rights. He established with President Thomas Jefferson the Democrat-Republican Party and became president himself in 1808. Madison initiated the War of 1812 and served two terms in the White House with First Lady Dolley Madison.