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ARTICLE: Wise Quotes From our Founding Fathers

Does it seem as though we are relying more and more on past personalities and their comments to give us sage advice instead of developing our own morality and intellect? Who determines what is a wise quote, a funny quote or even any comment that should be immortalized by the ages[MORE]

ARTICLE: Democracy or Republic?

Despite clear historical evidence showing that the United States was established as a republic and not a democracy, there is still confusion regarding the difference between these two very different systems of government.  Some confusion stems because the word “democracy” is[MORE]

ARTICLE: "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" - But In Current Textbooks the Context of These Words is Deleted

While I didn't write or compile this mountain of support information, I would ask you offer a humble prayer of thanks for that man or woman who did. Now it my/our privilege to offer free~reprint rights to others who dare to share the truth. Respectifully ,Russ Miles [MORE]

FILE: Biography for James Madison

Biography for James Madison[MORE]

FILE: The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay promoting the ratification of the United States Constitution. Seventy-seven were published serially in The Independent Journal and The [MORE]

FILE: Detached Memoranda

James Madison, Detached Memoranda - Amendment I (Religion)[MORE]

BOOK: The Founding Fathers

A completely newly researched story of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and of the lives of the most prominent framers of the Constitution: Oliver Ellsworth, Benjamin Franklin, Nathaniel Gotham, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Mason, Gouverneur Morris, Charles Cot[MORE]

BOOK: The Five Thousand Year Leap: 28 Great Ideas That Changed the World

The Five Thousand Year Leap will take you by the hand as you discover the ideals of the Founding Fathers and their 28 principles for success. The values explored in detail by Dr. Skousen range from the Founder's prerequisite that the Constitution was designed for a moral people, [MORE]

BOOK: Madison's Gift - David O. Stewart

Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.[MORE]

VIDEO: James Madison - Mini Biography

Watch a short biography video on James Madison, the fourth President of the United States and the "Father of the Constitution." Learn more about James Madison: Watch more videos about James Madison: Watch the U.S. Presidents play list:[MORE]

VIDEO: President James Madison Biography Watch this video about President James Madison providing interesting, fun facts and info about the life biography of James Madison, the first President of America. Gain a fast overview of his life! Short biography with [MORE]

VIDEO: #04 James Madison

Excerpt from the History Channel's The Presidents series featuring James Madison.[MORE]

VIDEO: A Stafford History Minute: George Mason

George Mason IV (December 11, 1725 -- October 7, 1792) was an American Patriot, statesman and a delegate from Virginia to the U.S. Constitutional Convention. Along with James Madison, he is called the "Father of the United States Bill of Rights." For these reasons he is considere[MORE]

Quote 241 details Share on Google+ - Quote 241 Linked In Share Button - Quote 241 A morsel of genuine history is a thing so rare as to be always valuable.

Thomas Jefferson: Letter to James Madison September 8, 1817

Quote 474 details Share on Google+ - Quote 474 Linked In Share Button - Quote 474 Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth.

George Washington: letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788

Quote 483 details Share on Google+ - Quote 483 Linked In Share Button - Quote 483 No morn ever dawned more favorable than ours did; and no day was every more clouded than the present! Wisdom, and good examples are necessary at this time to rescue the political machine from the impending storm.

George Washington: letter to James Madison, November 5, 1786

Quote 498 details Share on Google+ - Quote 498 Linked In Share Button - Quote 498 The consciousness of having discharged that duty which we owe to our country is superior to all other considerations.

George Washington: letter to James Madison, March 2, 1788

Quote 518 details Share on Google+ - Quote 518 Linked In Share Button - Quote 518 We are either a United people, or we are not. If the former, let us, in all maters of general concern act as a nation, which have national objects to promote, and a national character to support. If we are not, let us no longer act a farce by pretending to it.

George Washington: letter to James Madison, November 30, 1785

Quote 646 details Share on Google+ - Quote 646 Linked In Share Button - Quote 646 It is an old adage that honesty is the best policy. This applies to public as well as private life, to states as well as individuals.

Quote 854 details Share on Google+ - Quote 854 Linked In Share Button - Quote 854 Life is of no value but as it brings us gratifications. Among the most valuable of these is rational society. It informs the mind, sweetens the temper, cheers our spirits, and promotes health.

Thomas Jefferson: Letter to James Madison, February 20, 1784

Quote 862 details Share on Google+ - Quote 862 Linked In Share Button - Quote 862 He [John Adams] is vain, irritable, and a bad calculator of the force and probable effect of the motives which govern men. This is all the ill which can possibly be said of him. He is as disinterested as the Being who made him.

Quote 878 details Share on Google+ - Quote 878 Linked In Share Button - Quote 878 Complaints ill become those who are found to be the first aggressors.

George Washington: to James Madison, March 21, 1787

Quote 930 details Share on Google+ - Quote 930 Linked In Share Button - Quote 930 Learned Institutions ought to be favorite objects with every free people. They throw that light over the public mind which is the best security against crafty & dangerous encroachments on the public liberty.

James Madison: letter to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822 (Inscribed in the Madison memorial Hall, Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building.)
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I think our governments will remain virtuous for many centuries; as long as they are chiefly agricultural; and this will be as long as there shall be vacant lands in any part of America. When they get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, they will become corrupt as in Europe.

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