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Who was James Madison?
James Madison was the 4th President of the United States of America, the symbolic leader of the country. His presidency began in 1809 and ended in 1817. He was 57 years old when he first began his term of office on March 4, 1809.

James Madison's Nickname Meanings
James Madison was the second cousin to Zachary Taylor who became the 12th US President. He inherited the family name and was named after his father
and called 'Jimmy' as a child to avoid confusion. He had a variety of nicknames including Father of the Bill of Rights, America's First Graduate Student, Jemmie, Little Johnny, Father of the University of Virginia. Many of the nicknames referred to his diminutive stature as at only 5 feet 4 inches, he was the shortest person to serve as a US President.


Description and Picture of James Madison
The picture of James Madison portrays an interesting image of what this famous man looked like. The picture shows the clothing and the hairstyle that was fashionable during his presidency. He is the shortest of all the presidents, his height was 5 feet 4 inches, and he had a small build weighing about 100lbs giving rise to the nickname "Little Johnny". He had blue eyes and wispy brown hair with a somewhat sallow complexion. Unlike his predecessor, Thomas Jefferson, he took great care with his appearance, wore expensive clothes, often black, and created a dapper image.

Character and Personality Traits: What was James Madison like?
The personality of James Madison is described as a shy introvert who was uncomfortable with people he did not know well. He felt at a disadvantage due to his small size - he was unable to create an imposing or powerful impression. He was an intelligent, meticulous man, who pondered over issues at great length, which allowed his critics to describe him as indecisive. One he had made a decision he was firm and adamant in the way he followed it through. His work resulted in the nickname "Father of the Bill of Rights".

Facts about President James Madison and his Presidency
The important role and duties of the President of the United States of America include those of Chief of State, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Commander in Chief, Legislative Leader and Leader of his own political party. What was James Madison famous for? Why was James Madison important? The history and life of President James Madison during his presidency is conveyed in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

President James Madison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency
What President was James Madison?  
 He was the 4th President of the United States of America. The dates of his presidency began in 1809 and ended in 1817 (March 4, 1809 to March 3, 1817).
What was his political party?
 He was the leader of the Democratic-Republican political party
What other political offices did James Madison hold before his presidency?
 The Virginia Constitutional Convention, 1776
 The Continental Congress, 1780-83
 The Virginia Legislature, 1784-86
 The Constitutional Convention, 1787
 The U.S. House of Representatives, 1789-97
 The Secretary of State, 1801-09 (under Thomas Jefferson)
Who was his Vice President?
 His Vice Presidents were George Clinton (1809-12); Elbridge Gerry (1813-14)
What were the main events and the major accomplishments of his presidency?
 The War of 1812
 Washington DC was burned (1814)
 The US National Anthem written  (1814)
 The Second Barbary War (1815)
What was James Madison' nickname?
 His most famous nickname was 'Father of the Constitution'
Who was James Madison' s first  lady?
 The name of his First Lady was Dolley Madison
President James Madison Fact File - Political Career and Presidency

Interesting Facts about the Private Life of James Madison
James Madison was famous for the events and accomplishments of his presidency, but what are the facts about the man and his private life. Facts and information about the private life of James Madison can be found in the following fact file in an easy question and answer format. 

James Madison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life
When and where was James Madison born?  
 He was born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia, where he was raised
What was the name of his father?
 The name of his father was James Madison
What was the name of his mother?
 The name of his mother was Nelly Conway Madison
Where was James Madison educated and what was his religion?
 He was educated at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) Graduated in 1771
 Religion: Episcopalian
What did James Madison do before he became President of the United States?
 Before he became President he worked as a Lawyer
Who was James Madison' wife and when did they marry? Did they have kids?
 The name of his wife was Dolley Payne Todd (1768-1849). They married on September 15, 1794
 The couple did not have any children
When did James Madison die?
 He died on June 28, 1836, at Montpelier, Virginia
James Madison Fact File - Facts about his Private Life

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