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James Madison

James Madison

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Did you know that James Madison was the fourth president of America? Did you know that he is remembered as being the father of the Bill of Rights and for his authority over the 1812 War with Britain? Did you know that he represented the Democratic Republican Party?

Fun Fact 1: James Madison was born on March 16, 1751 in King George, Virginia

Fun Fact 2: He came from a family who were the largest landowner in Orange County. He was the oldest of twelve children

Fun Fact 3: James Madison had a scar on his nose which was caused by frostbite! This happened when he was out campaigning in extremely cold weather in 1788

Fun Fact 4: In 1809, when he was 57, he became the fourth president of America, he served for 8 years until 1817

Fun Fact 5: At just 5 feet and 4 inches tall James Madison was the smallest president of the United States!

Fun Fact 6: James Madison was president during the War of 1812, between the United States and Great Britain. The war began over a dispute of shipping rights, the conflict raged and amongst the combat the White house, the Capitol, and Washington D.C. was set on fire

Fun Fact 7: When the White House was destroyed during the 1812 War, the rest of James Madison's presidency was served from city's Octagon House

Fun Fact 8: The American patriotic song the "Star-Spangled Banner" was written during his term of Presidency, the anthem was written by Francis Scott Key

Fun Fact 9: James Madison is the only president that had two vice presidents that both died while serving in office, their names were George Clinton and Elbridge Gerry

Fun Fact 10: James Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution” and the “Founding Father” of the Bill of Rights, although he didn't father any children of his own

Fun Fact 11: The State of Virginia has produced seven presidents, James Madison is one of them

Fun Fact 12: James Madison is thought to be the first President to serve ice creams to guests at the White House

Fun Fact 13: He married Dolley Payne Todd in 1794. She was a widow and James Madison adopted her son who's name was John

Fun Fact 14: James Madison died on June 28, 1836 in Montpelier, Virginia

Fun Fact 15: The last words that James Madison said were "I always talk better lying down."

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