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James Madison born MARCH 16, 1751

American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he also wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince the States...

James Madison’s defense of religious freedom

American Minute with Bill Federer James Madison's defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of...

War of 1812

American Minute with Bill Federer The French Revolution had left that country in chaos. 26-year-old Napoleon fired cannons down the streets of Paris, mowing down French...

James Madison born MAR 16, 1751

American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify...

Unlicensed Preachers Jailed JAN 24, 1774

American Minute with Bill Federer James Madison's defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of...

James Madison born MARCH 16, 1751

American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify...

Constitutional Convention: May 14, 25, 1787

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS James Madison's Notes: Federal Convention of 1787 May 14, 25, 1787   Monday May 14th 1787 was the day fixed for the meeting...

James Madison’s thoughts on Religion

American Minute with Bill Federer James Madison's defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of...

This is what I think. You decide.

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP have we a right to give passages generally to private individuals whenever a public vessel is passing from one place to another?...

Chief Architect of the Constitution

American Minute with Bill Federer     Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify...

Great Pillars of American Liberty

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL Not long ago, I watched a noted atheist - an ACLU member - venomously attacked American Christians for daring to...

Federalist Papers No. 63, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER: MAJOR WORKS Saturday, March 1, 1788 The United States Senate (continued) A fifth desideratum, illustrating the utility of a senate, is the want of a...

A Warning Against Standing Armies and Tyranny

American Minute with Bill Federer The British invaded Washington, D.C. and burned the Capitol on August 25, 1814. President James and Dolly Madison had to flee...

James Madison: The Indispensible Founder

BY ALAN CARUBA “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on...

Federalist Papers No. 56, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Saturday, February 16, 1788 The total number of members of the House of Representatives (continued) THE second charge against the House of...

Federalist Papers No. 51, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, February 6, 1788 The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments TO WHAT...

Let’s Have Some Humility

BY PHYLISS SCHLAFLY A new book called Humility focuses on five historical figures who remained humble, even though they had every reason to become arrogant....

Federalist Papers No. 48, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: MAJOR WORKS Friday, February 1, 1788 These Departments Should Not Be So Far Separated as to Have No Constitutional Control Over Each Other IT...

God and Jesus, Politics and Government

MARK W. HENDRICKSON, CENTER FOR VISION & VALUES Is God a Democrat? A Republican? Was Jesus a conservative, liberal, socialist, or libertarian? Those are jarring questions....

Federalist Papers No. 39, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Wednesday, January 16, 1788 Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles THE last paper having concluded the observations which were meant to...

Miracle tornado of War of 1812

American Minute with Bill Federer Called the "Chief Architect of the Constitution," he wrote many of the Federalist Papers which helped convince States to ratify...

Federalist Papers No. 37, James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER, MAJOR WORKS Friday, January 11, 1788 Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government IN REVIEWING the defects of the...

The Road to Collectivism

CLARENCE B. CARSON, IDEAS ON LIBERTY Individual Liberty in the Crucible of History, Part V Americans came upon the road to collectivism by diverse ways and...

Watch out! This will bite us in the end!

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP Have you considered all the consequences of your proposition respecting post roads? I view it as a source of boundless patronage to...

What would I have done without you?

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEADERSHIP … But why afflict you with these details ? Indeed, I cannot tell, unless pains are lessened by communication with a friend....

The Federalist Papers, No. 18: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Federalist No. 18, Alexander Hamilton, with James Madison Friday, December 7, 1787 AMONG the confederacies of antiquity, the most considerable was that...

The Federalist Papers, No. 18: Alexander Hamilton & James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Federalist No. 18, Alexander Hamilton, with James Madison Friday, December 7, 1787 AMONG the confederacies of antiquity, the most considerable was that...

The Federalist Papers, No. 14: James Madison

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY, MAJOR WORKS Federalist Papers, No. 14, James Madison Friday, November 30, 1787 WE HAVE seen the necessity of the Union, as our bulwark against...

James Madison: Religious Freedom and Christian Duty

American Minute with Bill Federer James Madison's defense of religious freedom began when he stood with his father outside a jail in the village of...

Block of Cheese and Separation of Church and State

American Minute with Bill Federer January 1, 1802, the people of Cheshire, Massachusetts, sent a giant block of cheese to President Thomas Jefferson, being presented...