1. Which church was
James Madison raised in as a boy?
2. Where did James
Madison go to college?
3. As a young man,
right out of college, James Madison could best be described as
4. Madison entered
into politics as a member of which political body?
5. Which issue was
of chief concern to Madison as young Virginia politician?
6. In 1779, Madison
served on the Council of State to which Virginia governor who also
became his life-long friend?
7. In 1780, 29-year-old
James Madison was the youngest member of which political body?
8. Before the ratification
of the U.S. Constitution, the American states were provisionally
9. What is a central
idea in the doctrine of Federalism?
10. Which issue concerned
Madison while he was a member of the Continental Congress in the
11. What personal
disappointment did Madison suffer in 1783?
12. Who was Madison's
chief opponent in the effort to disestablish the Anglican Church
in Virginia in favor of religious liberty?
13. Which European
thinker greatly influenced Madison's thinking on constitutional
14. What was the
15. With whom did
Madison write The Federalist papers in 1788 and
16. What was the
main purpose of The Federalist?
17. In 1789, James
Madison took a seat in which legislative body?
18. In 1789, as a
U.S. congressman, James Madison drafted which important document?
19. What was James
Madison's nickname when he took office as a U.S. congressman?
20. What nation did
Madison favor in foreign affairs?
21. In 1790, Madison
opposed Alexander Hamilton in his effort to establish
22. Madison was a
key figure in the formation of which political party?
23. Which of President
Washington's policies greatly disappointed Madison?
24. Who became President
25. How old was Madison
when he married?
26. How many children
did Dolley Madison have from her first marriage?
27. Dolley left which
religious community upon her marriage to James Madison?
28. In which office
did Madison serve President Thomas Jefferson's Administration?
29. What year did
the United States acquire the Louisiana territory?
30. Who was William
31. What was the
purpose of the Embargo Act of 1807?
32. James Madison's
presidential term spanned which years?
33. Which political
fight shook up Madison's cabinet during his first term as President?
34. Who served Madison
simultaneously as Secretary of State and Secretary of the Treasury?
35. What was the
name of the Shawnee chief who attempted a unification of American
Indian tribes but saw defeat for his movement at the battle of
36. What were the
names of Madison's Vice Presidents?
37. What spurred
on the War of 1812?
38. What was "Old
39. Dolley Madison
became a heroine for what action taken during the War of 1812?
40. What treaty ended
the War of 1812?
41. Victory in the
War of 1812 and President Madison's subsequent popularity coincided
with the death of which national political party?
42. Who succeeded
James Madison as President?
43. President Madison
was how old when he left office?
44. What was the
name of Madison's great Virginia estate?
45. National politics
after Madison's retirement was characterized by the rise of what
46. What was the
main goal of the American Colonization Society which Madison helped
47. Madison opposed
which American congressman's doctrine of Nullification?
48. Madison became
rector of which institution in 1826?
49. Why was Madison
accused of hypocrisy during the Virginia Constitutional Convention
50. By 1831, Madison
was distinguished among the Founding Fathers for what reason?