father of the United States of America, leader of the Massachusetts
delegations to the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention.
He was a staunch proponent of Federalism, served as President George
Washington as Vice President, and served as President himself from 1797
- Prominent New York Federalist of the Founding era;
he worked with James Madison in writing The Federalist,
was Secretary of the Treasury in George Washington's presidential administration.
In this office, he spurred along the creation of the First National
Bank and courted the opposition of the Democratic-Republicans with
his robust nationalism and commercialism.
known as a great orator of the revolutionary period; a Virginian
among those who led the anti-Federalist cause in his state during
the Founding era. He and James Madison crossed swords over the question
of the Anglican Church establishment–he supported it while Madison
worked for disestablishment.
- Author of the Declaration of Independence, Secretary
of State under George Washington, and third President of the United
States, 1801–1809. He was a Virginian and a leader of the Democratic-Republicans on
the national stage. A life-long friend of James Madison, he also
made Madison his Secretary of State and supported his friend's
1808 bid for the presidency.
- Wife of James Madison. She was a widow, a mother
of a son, and sixteen years Madison's junior when she married him
in 1794. She was famous as a great hostess and set a high standard
in that capacity for all future First Ladies.
- (1761#ndash;1836) Best known as the "Father of the
Constitution," he became politically prominent on the national
stage as well as in his native Virginia. He was a delegate to the
Continental Congress during the revolutionary period, a delegate
to the Constitutional Convention of 1788, a member of the U.S. House
of Representatives from 1791 to 1797, Secretary of State under
Thomas Jefferson, and the fourth President of the United States,
1809–1817. His presidency coincided with the War of 1812.
Virginian who served James Madison as both Secretary of State and
Secretary of the Treasury, and succeeded him as the fifth President
of the United States, 1817–1821.
- The leading figure of the revolutionary and Founding
eras, Washington was a Virginian who was the commander of the Continental
Army during the Revolution, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention
of 1788, and the first President of the United States, 1789–1797.
His executive support of Federalist policies such as the creation
of the First National Bank and the Proclamation of Neutrality during
the Anglo-French wars courted the opposition of James Madison and