The American Presidents Series: The 4th President, 1809-1817
Publication Date: August 1, 2002
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A bestselling historian examines the life of a Founding Father
Explore Madison's rise to prominence in the colonies through his role in the creation if the Articles of Confederation and the first Constitutional Congress. Madison oversaw the first foreign war under the constitution, and had to confront issues such as public morale, internal security, relations with Congress, and the independence of the military. Wills also traces Madison's later life, during which he enjoyed greater popularity than while in office.