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President James Madison

James Madison, America's fourth President (1809-1817), made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing The Federalist Papers, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In later years, he was referred to as the "Father of the Constitution."
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
[James Madison.]
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James Madison, President of the United States / T. Sully del. ; D. Edwin fecit.

James Madison, full-length portrait, standing in office, facing slightly left with right hand resting on table.

James Madison / from the original portrait by Gilbert Stuart.

James Madison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right.

James Madison, Pres. U.S.

Half lgth., facing left.

The tombstone of James Madison, fourth president of the United States. The gravesite is located at Montpelier

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Montpelier State: Virginia (VA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL R. A. Glover Release Status: Released to Pub... more

Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway - James Madison's Montpelier

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Original Caption: The stately red brick home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, has recently been restored; it sits on a hill with a wide lawn ... more

James Madison, fourth President of the United States

James Madison, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, with documents in hand.

James Madison, fourth President of the United States

James Madison, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, with documents in hand.

James Madison, fourth President of the United States

James Madison, half-length portrait, seated, facing right, with documents in hand.

Portraits of the seven presidents of the U.S. / A. Baker's, lithog.

An emblematic print with hidden portraits of the Presidents, from Washington through Jackson. In the center is a small land mass, surrounded on three sides by water and strewn with barrels, anchors, bales, a co... more

A view of the Presidents house in the city of Washington after the conflagration of the 24th August 1814 / G. Munger del. ; W. Strickland sculp.

Print shows a view from northeast of the fire-damaged White House, a result of the War of 1812. On August 24, 1814, British general Robert Ross led his troops into Washington with strict orders to burn only pub... more

Independence declared 1776. The Union must be preserved / designed and published by Joseph A. Arnold ; Thomas Moore's Lithography, Boston.

A memorial to the Declaration of Independence and the American Revolution, with distinctly pro-Democratic overtones. Below the title "Independence Declared" are bust portraits of the first eight Presidents, wit... more

American star / Design'd, engraved & [Published?] by Thos. Gimbrede, Jany. 30th. 1812

Oval medallion portraits of George Washington and (below, left to right) Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and John Adams are framed against a curtain of drapery and furs surmounted by a star. Washington's portr... more

The fall of Washington--or Maddy in full flight

Cartoon showing President James Madison and probably John Armstrong, his secretary of war, both with bundles of papers, fleeing from Washington, with burning buildings behind them.

A sketch for the regents speech on Mad-ass-son's insanity / G. Cruikshank fet.

Gabriel blowing a message "A bad news for you" at James Madison, who is standing between Napoleon and the devil, as two women symbolizing Great Britain and America, and British soldiers look on.

A boxing match, or another bloody nose for John Bull / W. Charles, del et sculp.

The artist gloats over naval losses suffered by England early in the War of 1812, in particular the defeat of the warship "Boxer" by the American frigate "Enterprise" in September 1813. King George III stands ... more