United States Constitutional Convention 1787

James Madison

(5 March 1751 – 28 June 1836) Planter, slaveholder, essayist, legislator, and President of the USA. Born the son of a leading planter he secured election into the Virginia Convention which produced the independent state, its new constitution and the Virginia Declaration of Rights. He then joined the state legislature and the Confederation Congress. A principal proponent of the Constitutional Convention, he was also the author of the Virginia Plan. A dedicated attendee and notetaker, he was also one of the most active speakers. Author of several of the ‘Federalist Papers’ in defence of the new constitution. He was a Representative for Virginia in the new US Congress and a leading figure in the creation of the Bill of Rights. He was later US Secretary of State and then President.

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