Category Archives: James Madison

  1. Picky eaters unite!

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    May 4, 2014 by Lorene

    When John Tyler served in the U.S. House of Representatives, fellow Virginian James Madison was President. Tyler often was invited …
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  2. Old Hickory

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    January 1, 2014 by Lorene

    Not as much jumped out at me in the Jackson book like the previous Presidents. I am not sure if …
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  3. While the Capitol Burns

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    September 23, 2013 by Lorene

    In 1814, when British troops landed on either side of the capitol city, Monroe “commandeered a small fleet of boats …
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  4. Monroe

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    September 18, 2013 by Lorene

    James Monroe assumed more public posts than any American in history. He was a state legislator, U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator, …
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  5. How quickly they forget.

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    July 16, 2013 by Lorene

    Long into Madison’s retirement, there was a debate in Congress about a tariff dealing with regulation of commerce and whether …
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  6. UVA

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    July 14, 2013 by Lorene

    Thomas Jefferson was of course responsible for creating the University of Virginia. He drew the plans for the campus, the …
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  7. Madison and Slavery

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    July 13, 2013 by Lorene

    None of the founding fathers did much about slavery. Most of them claimed to abhor it while they not only …
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