Essay The Creation of the American Republicn - James Madison

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The Creation of the American Republicn - James Madison

James Madison prided himself on his knowledge from books and theories. Madison was born into a class of Virginia planters. His father was the wealthiest landowner in Virginia and it was known that Madison would lead a financially secure life. This factor helped him in his pursuit of education. He gained opportunities to go to elite schools because of his status. Madison was ambitious and he graduated from the College of New Jersey a year early. He stayed to pursue further studies. Madison gained an accumulation of knowledge. He was interested more in books than in farming unlike his father and grandfather. He looked for opportunities to expand his understanding of the world. His
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He laced together newfangled "proposals that would best accommodate the constitution to his own notions of how government should operate." (74)
As a member of the House of Representatives, Madison was eager to jump on the tasks at hand and he found no comfort in his colleagues. His aspiration far exceeded the rest of the members and he even went as far to state that he found only "a very scanty proportion who will share in the drudgery of business." (93)
In the beginning of the 1790's, after the constitution was ratified and was now in full affect, many tasks were at hand. Hamilton proposed ideas for gaining a strong central government. He wanted to raise revenue, assume all state debts, and build a national bank. Madison's stance on how the government should run took a detour. He carried a strong opposition for the Hamiltonian system. This stunned Hamilton and his supporters in Congress. Madison claimed "a national assumption of state debts would reward states that had failed to meet their obligations to wartime creditors while penalizing those that had." (103) Madison felt a sense of responsibility to his fellow countrymen of Virginia, who we the most outraged to hear of the assumption. In

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