James Madison: The Nation's 4th President

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James Madison was Born on March 16, 1751, in Port Conway. During his life time he served two terms as the nation 's 4th president. James Madison grew up in Orange County, Virginia, were He was the oldest of 12 children; however, only seven lived into adulthood. James father was a successful farmer who owned thousands of acres, along with dozens of slaves. He attended a boarding school for five years, and then attend the College of New Jersey—now known as Princeton University. There he studied mainly philosophy. James Madison graduated in 1771, although he stayed a while long to continue studies with the colleges president Reverend John Witherspoon. James Madison really got his start in 1776 at the Virginia Convention, as Orange County 's
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