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Proposed Rezoning of Madison & Jackson Street Opens Door to Immediate Development in Area 
Du Quoin Evening Call - 54 minutes ago
DU QUOIN - The Du Quoin City Council is ready to pick up the Zoning Commission's lead and approve the rezoning of properties along East Jackson Street and South Madison Street from general industrial to residential R-2.

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Laptops on Broadway; ?Zoo?; Comics and Drama; Paul Taylor Dancers 
New York Times - Apr 07 6:21 PM

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Maroon 5 to Perform Brand-New Single for First Time Live on TV at Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, ... 
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - 11 minutes ago
Two-time Grammy Award-winning rock- soul band Maroon 5 will perform their brand-new single "Makes Me Wonder" for the first time live on TV, at Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards, joining previously announced KCA superstar performer Gwen Stefani to rock this year's milestone telecast hosted by Justin Timberlake, Saturday, March 31 .

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Salon City, Inc.'s Premiere Salon City Magazine Now in 3,000 Prime Retail Locations 
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Mar 05 4:35 AM
The premiere issue of the new-look Salon City magazine, featuring a high-glam cover of My Name Is Earl star Jaime Pressly, is now on sale nationwide in 3,000 locations of top retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Borders, Walden Books, Target, Hudson News and others, Salon City, Inc. announced.

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TV's glamour gals opt for color at Emmys 
National Jeweler - Apr 08 2:02 PM
Los AngelesAlthough platinum and diamonds are still the top accessory choice for celebrities walking the red carpet at award shows, yellow gold and colored stones made a strong showing at this year's Emmy Awards, held on Aug. 27.

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TV's glamour gals opt for color at Emmys 
National Jeweler - Apr 08 2:02 PM
Los AngelesAlthough platinum and diamonds are still the top accessory choice for celebrities walking the red carpet at award shows, yellow gold and colored stones made a strong showing at this year's Emmy Awards, held on Aug. 27.

Nightlife Agenda 
Washington Post - Mar 22 4:12 PM
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Crist names three agency chiefs 
The News-Press - Apr 02 10:19 PM
Gov. Charlie Crist named a former congressional aide and Washington, D.C., insider as the state's new transportation chief Monday.

English-speaking singers woo Latin consumers 
Houston Chronicle - Apr 03 10:36 PM
A few years ago, the big Latin crossover involved Spanish-speaking performers making it big by singing in English including sensations like Ricky Martin, Shakira and Marc Anthony. Nowadays, stars like Wyclef Jean, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez are kicking it the other way.

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Book list 
The Herald News - Mar 25 2:35 AM
1. Step on a Crack James Patterson 2. Sisters Danielle Steel 3. Plum Lovin' Janet Evanovich 4. Innocent in Death J. D. Robb

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Michael Jackson memorabilia set for auction 
Reuters via Yahoo! News - Apr 05 2:39 PM
Michael Jackson's trademark black fedora and the gold record for his "Thriller" album are among dozens of the pop star's belongings to be auctioned by New York's Guernsey's auction house next month.

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The stars come out at Sirius headquarters 
The Standard-Times - Mar 30 8:39 PM
Shortly after making his entrance, Oscar winner Jamie Foxx found model Janice Dickinson and her ample cleavage pressed tightly against him. Foxx posed for a photo-op with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash, and later traded handshakes and hugs with New...

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() Here Comes Your Fan 
Willamette Week - Apr 04 9:06 AM
Music (COLUMN) Scout Niblett Vs. My Last Cigarette

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My, how the Beverly Wilshire has changed 
Los Angeles Times - Mar 02 7:59 PM
Did $35 million buy a hip new vibe for the Beverly Wilshire? Let's just say that the regulars won't think they're in the wrong hotel. When the Beverly Wilshire injected $35 million into a renovation last year, the 79-year-old matriarch minding the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive had hoped to change its appeal from the old-money elite who came to sleep and shop to younger and ...

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The Tocqueville Connection - 1 hour, 46 minutes ago
PARIS, Feb 27, 2007 (AFP) - Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto set layers of full, flounced skirts spinning -- quite literally, on a Paris catwalk Monday at his women's winter ready-to-wear show.

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Eloquent Software Adds French/Japanese to Safari Dictionary 
The Mac Observer - Mar 23 11:30 AM
Eloquent Software has announced the release of LiveDictionary, version 1.2.7 which adds French and Japanese support as well as support for Ultralingua 6

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Ambush girls win Augusta tournament 
NorthFulton.com - Apr 04 12:01 PM
The U10 Alpharetta Ambush girls kicked off the spring season with a championship win at the Augusta Arsenal Shootout, maintaining their number one national ranking.

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News: Confirmed: The U.S. Census Bureau Gave Up Names of Japanese Americans in WWII 
Scientific American - Mar 30 5:08 PM
Despite decades of denials, government records confirm that the U.S. Census Bureau provided the U.S. Secret Service with names and addresses of Japanese-Americans during World War II.

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History shows apology can ease pain from misdeeds 
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Mar 24 2:16 PM
Christine Umeda was swept away by one of the most shameful episodes in U.S. history. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on Feb. 19, 1942, three months after Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. The order allowed the U.S. Army to round up 120,000 Japanese-Americans and dispatch them to remote internment camps. Umeda, 4 years old at the time, cried when the order came. Her parents ...

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No subject too hairy for this barbershop 
The Index-Journal - Mar 25 9:53 PM
Sometimes men just need a place to go to talk. To talk in manly tones about manly things. Like sports. Or motorcycles. Or, well, women. There is such a place in Ware Shoals, situated squarely in the middle of the small Southern town. Its Brads Barber Shop.

japanese women
Japanese Housewives Win Right to Share of Ex-Husbands' Pensions 
Bloomberg.com - 1 hour, 19 minutes ago
April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Middle-aged Japanese women in troubled marriages traditionally had two choices: stick it out or leave their financial security behind. That changed yesterday.

japanese flag
The Battle of Iwo Jima 
Middletown Times Herald-Record - Mar 24 11:08 PM
One-third of all Marine losses during World War II happened at Iwo Jima; it was the only large engagement of the war in which Allied forces suffered more casualties (dead plus wounded) than their Japanese counterparts.

japanese music
Japanese Set Record For Longest Concert 
WPVI-TV Philadelphia - Apr 02 6:27 PM
Japanese musicians overcame fatigue and a major earthquake to set the record for the world's longest concert on Saturday, playing 184 hours non-stop in a program that ranged from The Beatles' classics to Japanese traditional harp music.

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Knockout hit revives his music career 
The Herald-Sun - Mar 29 9:42 PM
With a boxing gym in his garage and a music room in his Chapel Hill home, Arnie "Tokyo" Rosenthal keeps his hands busy. And while the former amateur boxer, manager, promoter, commentator and cable TV producer still spars and trains -- "otherwise I'd weigh 300 pounds" -- he said that writing and performing music has always been his true love.

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March 9 Your Community in Brief 
Albany Democrat-Herald - Mar 10 10:27 PM
The Anime Club for fans of Japanese animation and readers of the popular Japanese Manga books will meet from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Albany Public Library, 1390 Waverly Drive S.E.

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Japanese fashion: a lot more than just Harajuku 
The Temple News - Apr 02 8:58 PM
When Gwen Stefani's Love.Angel.Music.Baby." album took off, America became entranced by the Harajuku girls who graced the cover of the album and danced alongside Stefani in her videos.

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Like the folds of his hands: Self-made expert demonstrates Japanese art 
Scottsbluff Star-Herald - 1 hour, 4 minutes ago
Photo by Roger Holsinger Western Nebraska Veterans Home resident Jack Griffiths demonstrates the art of origami for students of Community Christian School on Wednesday. Griffiths showed the students how to fold a frame around the face of George Washington using a dollar bill.

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"Roast Beef" Replaces Japanese Maple At Phillips Park 
The Chattanoogan - Feb 22 9:56 AM
"Roast Beef" - one of the more controversial of the city's public art pieces, has replaced the Japanese maple at E.C. Phillips Park near the County Courthouse.

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Japanese star shows personal side 
Gloucester Daily Times - Mar 29 9:06 AM
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Dice-K purposely smacked his precious right elbow on the hard wooden dining table. Then he laughed. Was something lost in translation?

Japanese Housewives Win Right to Share of Ex-Husbands' Pensions 
Bloomberg.com - 35 minutes ago
April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Middle-aged Japanese women in troubled marriages traditionally had two choices: stick it out or leave their financial security behind. That changed yesterday.


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Paris Dancers Pack G-Strings as Investors Send Cabarets Abroad 
Bloomberg.com - 58 minutes ago
April 2 (Bloomberg) -- Topless dancers, magicians and transvestites all add up to one thing for Jean-Philippe Cartier: a sound investment.

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Conference previews 
Courier-Post - Apr 02 10:47 AM

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Hank Williams Jr. Set for CMT Music Awards 
cmt.com - Apr 05 7:12 AM
Hank Williams Jr. has been added to the list of performers at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Additionally, several additional presenters have been announced for the April 16 event, including Miranda Lambert, actress Melissa Peterman ( Reba , CMT Comedy Stage ), celebrity chef Paula Deen and comedians Rodney Carrington and Ron White.

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JC Penney Holding initiated with "market weight" 
New Ratings - Mar 23 11:49 AM
NEW YORK, March 23 (newratings.com) - Analysts at Thomas Weisel initiate coverage of JC Penney Holding Co Inc ( JCP.NYS ) with a "market weight" rating. The target price is set to $90.

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Prep-JC scoreboard 
Contra Costa Times - Mar 17 3:09 AM
Baseball High school BCL East Head Royce 15, Athenian 1 HEad Royce 267 -00 -- 15 10 2 Atheninan 000 -01 -- 1 4 8 Moyer, Chan (4) and McNeil. Hanestad, Linn (4) and Herman. W: Moyer L: Hanestad (1-1) 2B: Bauch (HR), Selvin (HR). Records: Athenian 3-2

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Jeepers Creepers 
The Harvard Crimson - Mar 16 2:02 AM
My name is Eric Kester and I am not a creeper. This is what I had to explain to the police when they entered my room last week, as they responded to reports of a suspicious person entering my entryway.

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James madison
James Madison
Term of office March 4, 1809 – March 3, 1817
Preceded by Thomas Jefferson
Succeeded by James Monroe
Date of birth March 16, 1751
Place of birth Port Conway, Virginia
Spouse Dolley Madison
Political party Democratic-Republican

James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was the fourth (1809–1817) President of the United States. He was co-author, with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton, of the Federalist Papers, and is traditionally regarded as the Father of the United States Constitution.


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Congressional years
  • 3 Secretary of State 1801-1809
  • 4 Presidential years 1809-1817
    • 4.1 Cabinet
    • 4.2 Supreme Court appointments
    • 4.3 States admitted to the Union
  • 5 Later life
  • 6 Trivia
  • 7 See also
  • 8 References
    • 8.1 Primary Documents
    • 8.2 Secondary Sources: Scholarly Biographies
    • 8.3 Secondary Sources: Analytic Studies
  • 9 External links

Early life

Madison was born in Port Conway, Virginia on March 16, 1751. His parents Colonel James Madison, Sr. (March 27, 1723 – February 27, 1801) and Eleanor Rose "Nellie" Conway (January 9, 1731 – February 11, 1829) were the prosperous owners of the tobacco plantation in Orange County, Virginia where Madison spent most of his childhood years. In 1769, he left the plantation to attend Princeton University (it was called the College of New Jersey at the time), finishing its four-year course in two years, but exhausting himself from overwork in the process. When he regained his health, he served in the state legislature (1776-79) and became known as a protégé of Thomas Jefferson. In this capacity he became a prominent figure in Virginia state politics, helping to draft their declaration of religious freedom and persuading Virginia to give their northwestern territories (consisting of most of modern-day Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee) to the Continental Congress. As a delegate to the Continental Congress (1780-83), he excelled as a legislative workhorse and master of parliamentary detail. Back in the state legislature he welcomed peace, but soon became alarmed at the fragility of the Confederation. He was a strong advocate of a new constitution, and played the leading role in drafting and negotiating the main points at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. To foster the ratification effort, he joined with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay to write "The Federalist" papers, one of the most influencial documents in American political history. Back in Virginia in 1788, he led the fight for ratification of the constitution at the state's convention--oratorically outdueling Patrick Henry and formidable forces aligned against acceptance of the constitution. For his efforts, Madison is known as the "Father of the Constitution."

Congressional years

When the Constitution was ratified, Madison was elected to the United States House of Representatives from his home state of Virginia and served from the First Congress through the Fourth Congress, and was a member of the Democratic-Republican Party during his final term in the House. In 1789, he successfully offered a package of twelve proposed amendments to the Constitution, the final ten of which became what is collectively known as the Bill of Rights by December 15, 1791, based upon earlier work by George Mason. The chief characteristic of Madison's time in Congress was his desire to limit the power of the federal government. He led the unsuccessful attempt to block Hamilton's proposed Bank of the United States, arguing the new Constitution did not explicitly allow the federal government to form a bank. Most biographers see a sea-change with Madison moving from strong nationalism in 1787-88 to a states' rights position that became extreme in the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions of 1798. Other scholars, notably Lance Banning, see more continuity, arguing Madison was never caught up in Hamilton's dream of a powerful nation.

During Madison's time in Congress, the debate between Hamilton and Jefferson led to the formation of the first political parties (the first ones in world history). Madison was instrumental in the creation of the Democratic-Republican party, whose members supported Jefferson and believed strongly in limiting centralized power. Opposed to the Democratic-Republicans was the Federalist party, whose members followed Hamilton and believed in a strong central government.

In 1794, Madison married Dolley Payne Todd, who cut as attractive and vivacious a figure as he did a sickly and antisocial one. It is Dolley who is largely credited with inventing the role of "First Lady" as political ally to the president.

In 1797 Madison left Congress; in 1798 he and Jefferson secretly wrote the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions which insisted the states could block unconstitutional federal laws. With Jefferson's victory in 1800-01, Madison became Secretary of State, though he had never travelled abroad.

Secretary of State 1801-1809

The main challenge Madison faced was navigating between the two great empires of Britain and France, which were almost constantly at war. The first great triumph was the Louisiana Purchase on 1803, made possible when Napoleon realized he could not defend that vast territory, and it was to France's advantage that Britain not seize it. Madison tried to maintain neutrality, but at the same time insisted on the legal rights of the U.S. under international law. Neither London nor Paris showed much respect, however. The Jefferson administration decided on an Embargo to punish Britain, which meant forbidding all Americans to trade with any foreign nation. The Embargo failed as foreign policy and instead caused massive hardships in the northeastern seabord, which depended on foreign trade. The Republican Caucus chose presidential candidates for the party, and Madison was chosen in the election of 1808, easily winning election. The Embargo was repealed just before Madison took office.

Presidential years 1809-1817

British insults continued, especially the practice of using the Royal Navy to intercept unarmed American merchant ships and "impressing" (seizing) all sailors who might be British subjects for service in the British navy. Madison's protests were ignored, so he helped stir up public opinion in the west and south for war. One argument was that an American invasion of Canada would be easy and would be a good bargaining chip. Madison carefully prepared public opinion for what everyone at the time called "Mr. Madison's War," but much less time and money was spent building up the army, navy, forts or state militias.

In the ensuing War of 1812, the British won numerous victories, including the capture of Detroit after the American general surrendered to a small force without a fight, and occupation of Washington, D.C., forcing Madison to flee the city. The British also armed American Indians in the West, most notably followers of Tecumseh. Finally a standoff was reached on the Canadian border. The Americans built warships on the Great Lakes faster than the British, and gained the upper hand. At sea the British blockaded the entire coastline, cutting off both foreign trade and domestic trade between ports.

After the defeat of Napoleon both sides were exhausted, the causes of the war had been forgotten, and it was time for peace. New England Federalists, however, set up a secret defeatist Hartford Convention and threatened secession. In 1814, the Treaty of Ghent ended the war, allowing each side to keep the territory it held when the treaty was finalized. The Battle of New Orleans, in which Andrew Jackson defeated the British regulars, was fought 15 days after the treaty was signed but before it was finalized. With peace finally established America was swept by a sense of euphoria and national achievement in finally securing independence. Madison was hailed and the Federalists fell apart and disappeared from politics, as an Era of Good Feeling emerged with a much lower level of political fear and vituperation.

In his last act before leaving office, Madison vetoed a bill for "internal improvements," including roads, bridges, and canals:

"Having considered the bill...I am constrained by the insuperable difficulty I feel in reconciling this bill with the Constitution of the United States...The legislative powers vested in Congress are specified...in the...Constitution, and it does not appear that the power proposed to be exercised by the bill is among the enumerated powers..." [1]

Madison rejected the view of Congress that the General Welfare Clause justified the bill, stating:

"Such a view of the Constitution would have the effect of giving to Congress a general power of legislation instead of the defined and limited one hitherto understood to belong to them, the terms 'common defense and general welfare' embracing every object and act within the purview of a legislative trust."

It should be noted that although Madison would support internal improvement schemes only through constitutional amendment, he urged a variety of measures that he felt were "best executed under the national authority," including federal support for roads and canals that would "bind more closely together the various parts of our extended confederacy."


PresidentJames Madison1809–1817
Vice PresidentGeorge Clinton1809–1812
 Elbridge Gerry1813–1814
Secretary of StateRobert Smith1809–1811
 James Monroe1811–1814
 James Monroe1815–1817
Secretary of the TreasuryAlbert Gallatin1809–1814
 George W. Campbell1814
 Alexander J. Dallas1814–1816
 William H. Crawford1816–1817
Secretary of WarWilliam Eustis1809–1812
 John Armstrong, Jr.1813
 James Monroe1814–1815
 William Crawford1815–1816
 George Graham (ad interim)1816–1817
Attorney GeneralCaesar A. Rodney1809–1811
 William Pinkney1811–1814
 Richard Rush1814–1817
Postmaster GeneralGideon Granger1809–1814
 Return Meigs1814–1817
Secretary of the NavyPaul Hamilton1809–1813
 William Jones1813–1814
 Benjamin Crowninshield1815–1817

Supreme Court appointments

Madison appointed the following Justices to the Supreme Court of the United States:

  • Gabriel Duvall — 1811
  • Joseph Story — 1812

States admitted to the Union

  • Louisiana – April 30, 1812
  • Indiana – December 11, 1816

Later life

After leaving office, Madison retired to Montpelier, his tobacco plantation in Virginia, not far from Jefferson's Monticello. He engaged in extensive correspondence on political affairs, and served as rector of the University of Virginia for ten years until his death. He died on June 28, 1836 of rheumatism and heart failure, leaving no children. His detailed notes on the Constitutional Convention were published after his death. By his request, these notes were not to be published until the death of the last signer of the constitution. The implication is that Madison did not want the thoughts and debates of the founders to shape the nation's interpretation of what the Constitution meant. He strongly believed that the text, and only the text, should be consulted.

Madison's portrait was on the U.S. $5000 bill. There were about twenty different varieties of $5000 bills issued between 1861 and 1946, and all but three had James Madison. Madison also appears on the $200 Series EE Savings Bond.


  • At 5 feet, 4 inches in height (163 cm) and 100 pounds (45 kg) in weight, Madison was the nation's shortest president and frequently ill. He was too frail for military service during the Revolution.

See also

  • U.S. presidential election, 1808
  • U.S. presidential election, 1812
  • List of places named for James Madison
  • List of U.S. Presidential religious affiliations
  • University of Virginia, where he was Rector of the University from 1826 to 1836
  • James Madison University, named Madison College after him in 1936


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Primary Documents

  • James Madison, James Madison: Writings 1772-1836. (Library of America, 1999), over 900 pages of letters, speeches and reports.
  • William T. Hutchinson et al., eds., The Papers of James Madison (1962-), the definitive multivolume edition, still incomplete.
  • Gaillard Hunt, ed., The Writings of James Madison (9 vols 1900- 1910).
  • James M. Smith, ed. The Republic of Letters: The Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, 1776-1826. (3 vols. 1995).
  • Jacob E. Cooke, ed. The Federalist. (1961)
  • James Madison. Debates in the Federal Convention of 1787. [2]

Secondary Sources: Scholarly Biographies

  • Irving Brant, James Madison (6 vols., 1941-1961)
  • Ralph Ketcham, James Madison: A Biography (1971)
  • Jack Rakove, James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic (2nd Edition 2001).
  • Garry Wills, James Madison (2002)

Secondary Sources: Analytic Studies

  • Robert A. Rutland, The Presidency of James Madison (1990)
  • Lance Banning, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Creation of the Federal Republic, 1780-1792 (1995)
  • Drew R. McCoy, The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America (1980)
  • Drew R. McCoy, The Last of the Fathers: James Madison and the Republican Legacy (1989).
  • Stanley M. Elkins and Eric McKitrick. The Age of Federalism (1993).
  • Marshall Smelser. The Democratic Republic 1801-1815 (1968).
  • Robert Allen Rutland, ed. James Madison and the American Nation, 1751-1836: An Encyclopedia. (1994)
  • John C. A. Stagg. Mr. Madison's War: Politics, Diplomacy, and Warfare in the Early American republic, 1783-1830. (1983).

J. C. A. Stagg "James Madison and the 'Malcontents': The Political Origins of the War of 1812," William and Mary Quarterly (Oct., 1976)

J.C.A. Stagg, "James Madison and the Coercion of Great Britain: Canada, the West Indies, and the War of 1812," in The William and Mary Quarterly(Jan., 1981)

External links

  • The James Madison Papers, 1723-1836 from the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress, approximately 12,000 items captured in some 72,000 digital images.
  • The Papers of James Madison from the Avalon Project
  • James Madison's brief biography
  • Madison's last will and testament, 1835
  • A history of the Madison family since the 17th century
  • Official White House page for James Madison
  • Madison Archives
  • Works by James Madison at Project Gutenberg

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Proposed Rezoning of Madison & Jackson Street Opens Door to Immediate Development in Area 

Du Quoin Evening Call - 54 minutes ago
DU QUOIN - The Du Quoin City Council is ready to pick up the Zoning Commission's lead and approve the rezoning of properties along East Jackson Street and South Madison Street from general industrial to residential R-2.

UW patents jeopardized 
Wisconsin State Journal - Apr 03 9:39 PM
The federal government has preliminarily rejected three controversial stem-cell patents held by UW-Madison, saying discoveries by researcher James Thomson were "obvious to one of ordinary skill."

UW-Madison's stem-cell patents tossed 
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Apr 02 10:04 PM
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a preliminary rejection of three key stem-cell patents owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, setting up a legal battle with potentially big economic and psychological ramifications for the...

Vitter: Change in voters' hands 
Bastrop Daily Enterprise - Apr 03 6:29 PM
If Louisiana's economy is to rebound, James Madison feels it will be done in smaller steps that bringing auto manufacturers to the Franklin Farms site in Richland Parish.

Grzeika and Sisson seek reelection to Board 
Small Town Papers News Service - Apr 03 1:31 PM
By Phyllis Cook Staff Reporter Supervisor Joe Grzeika last week publicly announced his intention to seek reelection to the seat he holds representing the James Madison District. &nb...

Allen, Rupp, Iba headed to college hoops hall 
USA Today - Apr 02 9:00 AM
Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart is headed to the new National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Six coaches will join Stewart: Phog Allen of Kansas; Adolph Rupp of Kentucky; Henry Iba (Oklahoma A&M; John McLendon (Tennessee State); Charles "Lefty" Driesell (Davidson, Maryland, James Madison and Georgia State); and Guy Lewis of Houston.

Scout renovated Madison Intermediate courtyard 
Edison Sentinel - Apr 03 4:44 PM
EDISON - Walter Cronkite, Bill Bradley and President Gerald Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Steven Spielberg and 11 out of 12 men who walked on the moon were all serious Boy Scouts. Many of them attained the highest honor a Scout can receive - the rank of Eagle Scout. Jeff Miele can be counted among them.

EIA to Consider JMU Response 
InterMat - Apr 02 6:04 PM
DATE: 4/2/2007 8:55:00 PM Equity in Athletics, Inc. ("EIA") announced today that it would wait for a further response from James Madison University ("JMU") before initiating litigation against JMU over the University's plans to eliminate ten intercollegiate sports.

Man killed while rock climbing in Wisconsin 
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune - Apr 02 10:32 AM
MADISON, Wis. A 36-year-old West Allis man died after falling 40 feet while rock climbing Sunday night at Devil's Lake State Park. James Koplowski and three teens were climbing on an unmarked trail about 8 p.m., authorities said. The teens heard the sound of falling rocks and found Allis unconscious. They climbed down the bluff and called for help.

Cash-strapped cemetery hit by fire 
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Apr 04 2:36 AM
MADISON An owner of a cemetery beset by flooded graves and financial troubles said he believes a weekend fire in his office was intentionally set to destroy evidence.

Deadly accident is fifth in 4 days 
Gainesville Sun - Apr 04 3:11 AM
A Madison man died when a load of lumber on his truck shifted, crashing into the vehicle's cab in a Columbia County wreck Monday, troopers reported. The crash was one of five deadly accidents on North Florida roads since Friday, the Florida Highway Patrol reported.

Sports Articles 
New Hampshire - Apr 02 8:11 PM
Sophomore Colby Santos has told Coach Bill Herrion and his staff he plans on transferring to the University of New Hampshire for the start of the 2007-2008 season. The Wareham, Mass. native is coming to UNH after playing two seasons at James Madison University in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Orphan, Half Life Win Tiptrees 
Sci Fi Wire - Apr 03 9:30 PM
Catherynne M. Valente's The Orphan's Tales: In the Night Garden and Shelley Jackson's Half Life have been named winners of this year's James Tiptree Jr. Award.

Classical quartet likes quirky repertoire 
Wisconsin State Journal - Apr 03 10:08 PM
When Matt Pickart, a senior violin performance major at UW-Madison, went to a friend's senior recital four years ago, he didn't expect to fall into a one-of-a-kind musical opportunity.

Birmingham News - Apr 04 1:38 AM
The Bob Jones Invitational girls high school softball tournament features 69 teams, including 11 from the metro area and four teams ranked No. 1 in the state. Top-ranked teams playing are Class 6A Vestavia Hills, Class 4A St. James, Class 3A Pisgah and Class 2A Ider.

Last Update: 2007-04-04 11:50:11