Talk:James Madison

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Former good article nominee James Madison was a History good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
May 29, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed


Age correction in "Father of the Constitution"[edit]

The article states that President James Madison was 26 at the time of the convention in Philadelphia in 1787. He would've been 36 not 26, having been born in 1751. Can someone more reputable than a new user like myself correct this please? Thanks. Coolhandluq (talk) 14:51, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Coolhandluq has a sharp eye and deserves to make the change. go ahead. Rjensen (talk) 15:06, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
I'd love to but it's semi-protected and I just created my account an hour ago. I don't think I can make the edit without waiting for 4 days. Coolhandluq (talk) 15:22, 7 September 2012 (UTC)
Wikipedians love new editors with a keen eye. we'll wait :) Rjensen (talk) 15:27, 7 September 2012 (UTC)

Grammar in Prelude to War section[edit]

I tripped over the wording of a sentence that reads "In particular, with hostilities against Britain appearing increasingly likely, factions in favor and against war with Britain formed in Congress." It should read "...factions in favor of and against war" Daniel (talk) 21:05, 22 December 2012

Done (talk) 21:22, 22 December 2012

Missing Citation In Section 1 (Early life and education)[edit]

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Thanks K]] (talk) 05:09, 3 March 2013

It was John Leland, not Elijah Craig whom Madison meet with in Virginia about supporting the ratification of the Constitution.

Leland_Madison_Memorial_Park_Orange_County_VA </ref> . This link is to the memorial in Orange County, Va about their meeting. Madison thought the Constitution should be a stand alone document, however Leland said Baptist in VA would not support him unless their religious liberty was vary dumb as a three year old

Word selection[edit]

I recommend changing "primary advisor, confident, and policy planner" to "primary advisor, confidant, and policy planner" Cdwilliamson (talk) 10:20, 2 February 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 22 April 2014[edit]

Please add citations to footnotes 15, 16, 17, and 18 to the "religion" category at the top of the article (next to "deism"). All of these articles are probably more reliable than the citation to footnote 1, and furthermore, are cited within the discussion on religion below; they have just been overlooked in the summary boxes. Neynja65 (talk) 21:33, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (tec) 13:51, 27 April 2014 (UTC)

Old Style birthdate[edit]

May I edit the page, because his old style birthdate was on March 5, 1751.72.211.239.152 (talk) 18:57, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

see Old_Style_and_New_Style_dates - 1752 is the cutoff date TEDickey (talk) 23:30, 7 September 2014 (UTC)