Talk:James Madison

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Former good article nomineeJames 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.
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False statement in Religion section[edit]

The author cites Ketchem for the statement: "young Madison was an avid reader of English deist tracts." Page 56 of Ketchem contains no such assertion!

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]

Last sentence in the third paragraph< /> "He became especially proficient in Latin. Madison said that he owed his bent for learning "largely to that man (Robertson)." /> hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi hi yay yay yay yay yay lets have a party party

Citations: /> James Madison University The Montpelier Foundation:


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

Semi-protected edit request on 17 August 2017[edit]

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Incorrect attribution of Bill of Rights authorship.[edit]

The article says "For his role in drafting the first ten amendments to the Constitution during the 1st Congress, Madison is known as the 'Father of the Bill of Rights.'" There is no citation for this, probably because its not true and based on myth.

The first ten amendments of the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, are direct derivatives of the 1689 Bill of Rights and the Petition of Right. The Framers of North of the Mason–Dixon line, such as John Dickinson of Philadelphia, had been involved in these constitutional precedents and their enforcement North of Mason-Dixon prior to the founding of the US and Dickinson's framing of the first Articles of Confederation and a first draft of the First Amendment (see Jane Calvert's historical compilation). (talk) 19:47, 26 June 2018 (UTC)