James Madison’s Birthday


Today is the 258th birthday of James Madison, fourth president of the United States.

Madison’s greatest contribution to American history was less his tenure as president than his intimate involvement in the creation of the Constitution, a role which loomed so large that he is frequently referred to as the “Father of the Constitution”. Equally important was his authorship, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay of The Federalist Papers, a series of invaluable newspaper articles explaining and defending the new Constitution which were crucial to its ratification and which remain an invaluable and illuminating exposition to this very day.

In honor of James Madison, the Haysville Community Library will be distributing free copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence to anyone who wishes to obtain one. Just drop by the circulation desk to acquire one of your own.

Published in: on March 16, 2009 at 9:58 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hello, i’m a student at Cape Henlopen Highschool in Delaware. I was
    searching images on google for James Madison and your picture came up. My
    partner and I are competing in BPA (business professionals of America). We
    are participating in the computer animation team and the subject is
    Washington d.c. I will not use this picture for any wrong doing or
    polliticaly incorrect actions. I would appreciate your permission to use
    your photos. Thank you

    • It’s in the public domain. You’re welcome to use it.

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