Facts, information and articles about James Madison, the fourth U.S. President
James Madison Facts
Years Of Service
He later attended the Constitution Convention, representing Virginia. This was followed by his election to the House of Representatives in 1789. Madison was instrumental in the writing of the Bill of Rights. He is often referred to as the Father of the Constitution because of his work on the United States Constitution. He was also the person who drafted the first ten amendments to the constitution. He served as Thomas Jefferson's secretary of state. Madison won the presidential election of 1808 by a wide margin, becoming the 4th president of the United States. Conflict with Great Britain increased during his presidency, resulting in the War of 1812. He served a second term as president, followed by helping Thomas Jefferson found the University of Virginia. He died at Montpelier in 1836.