James Madison


James Madison Portrait


Documents Written by James Madison on this Site:

The United States Constitution

39 Proposals for the Bill of Rights

First Inaugural Address

Second Inaugural Address


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James Madison PapersThe James Madison Papers
The James Madison Papers from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress consist of approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images. They document the life of the man who came to be known as the “Father of the Constitution” through correspondence, personal notes, drafts of letters and legislation, an autobiography, legal and financial documents, and miscellaneous manuscripts. The collection is organized into six series dating from 1723 to 1836.

Photograph of Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison 1848

Dolley Madison 1848