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 before it and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Location: Location: Montpelier, Virginia (38.292° N 78.119° W)
Status: Public domain. Photo courtesy of The Montpelier Foundation
Digital Photographs Relating to America's Byways
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."