Papers of James Madison Digital Edition

This Rotunda collection documents the life and work of one of the most important political and constitutional thinkers in our nation'€™s history.

As chief author of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, secretary of state during the Louisiana Purchase, and the 4th president of the United States, Madison played a central role in the American founding and the growth of the early Republic. The contents feature linked cross-references, and provide the option to sort documents chronologically or by series volume.

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