How Did James Madison Contribute To The Constitution

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James Madison once said, "[the Constitution was not] the offspring of a single brain." This is true, however, Madison, who is known as the Father of the Constitution, certainly played a huge role in its writing and ratification. In fact if he had not written the Federalist Papers the Constitution might not have been passed. Also, it was he who suggested the use of a three branch government. James Madison proved that he was and would be an important part of the founding of the United States' government from a young age, during the writing of the Constitution, and during its ratification. From a young age James Madison showed an interest in political affairs. More specifically that of America and Britain. Madison was born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway, Virginia. He was born to James Madison Sr. and Nellie Conway Madison. His father, who was a successful plantation farmer, had an influence on their county's politics. This exposed politics to Madison when he was a child. James …show more content…

S. government did not stop after he helped write the Constitution. He also helped get it ratified. In order to have it be put into action it needed 9 out of the 13 states to agree on it. Unfortunately for Madison a few of the states did not agree with its policies. They were known as the Anti-Federalists and Constitution supporters were Federalists. This sparked the ratification debate in which the Anti-Federalists expressed their concerns. They felt that the Federal government would gain too much power. To ease their concerns the Federalists, including Madison, promised that if the Anti-Federalists ratified the Constitution all of their worries would be addressed later on. Madison and others also wrote the Federalist papers which proved their stance as Federalists. These papers appeared under anonymous names in New York newspapers. Madison's tactics proved effective when the Constitution was signed in 1787 and passed in

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