James Madison Timeline

James Madison Timeline. A lifetime of events for the Fourth American President and Founding Father, both private and public. From his birth on March 16, 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. To his death in Montpelier, Virginia on June 28, 1836.



1751 James Madison was born on March 16
1765 The Stamp Act
1769 Madison attends the College of New Jersey
1773 Boston Tea Party
1774 The First Continental Congress
1775 Lexington and Concord
1776 Lee Resolution
Declaration of Independence
Madison attends the Virgnia Convention
1777 Articles of Confederation
1780 Madison attends the Continental Congress
1781 Yorktown
1784 Madison is elected to the Virginia State Legislature
1786 Madison attends the Annapolis Convention
1787 Constitutional Convention
Madison attends the Continental Congress
Madison attends the Continental Convention
1788 The United States Constitution is ratified
Madison writes letters for The Federalist
1789 George Washington is elected the First U.S. President
Madison is elected to the United States House of Representatives
The Bill of Rights
1794 The Whiskey Rebellion
Madison marries Dolley Todd
1796 John Adams is elected President
1798 Alien and Sedition Acts
Madison frames the Virginia Resolutions
Tripolitan War
1803 Marbury Vs. Madison
The Lousisiana Purchase
1807 The Embargo Act is passed
1808 Madison is elected President
1810 Macon's Bill, number 2
West Florida is annexed
1812 The War of 1812
Madison asks Congress for a sixty day embargo
The surendor of Detroit
The United States is defeated in Canada
James Madison is re-elected President
1813 British Blockade
1814 The Creek War
Madison asks Congress to end the embargo
Washington is burned
Hartford Convention
Treaty of Ghent
1815 The Battle of New Orleans
Madison vetos a bill for the 2nd United States Bank
1816 The Second United States Bank is created
James Monroe is elected President
<1817 President James Madison retires to Montpelier
1820 The Missouri Compromise
1826 Madison becomes the rector of the University of Virginia
Andrew Jackson is elected President
1829 Madison is a delegate to the Virginia Constitutional Convention
1832 Nulification Controversy
1836 The siege of the Alamo
James Madison dies on June 28 in Montpelier, Va

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