Presidential Powerhouses: James Madison's Presidency, 1st Edition

  • Published By: Lerner Publications
  • ISBN-10: 1467785997
  • ISBN-13: 9781467785990
  • DDC: 973.5
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

By the time he became the fourth president of the United States in 1807, James Madison was already a legend. Although he was a short, slight man with a quiet voice, he had played an instrumental role in crafting the US Constitution. As president, he oversaw the country's first international conflict since the American Revolution when tensions with Great Britain led to the War of 1812. He worked to build unity among the states and to preserve many Americans' individual rights—even as larger divisions over slavery and American Indian policy simmered across the country. For a man who was notoriously shy, Madison proved a formidable commander in chief, from his internal policies to his wartime leadership.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Frontispiece.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction.
1: Shaping A New Nation.
2: Conflicts with France and Britain.
3: Going to War.
4: War in Madison's Second Term.
5: Restoring Peace.
6: Domestic Policy.
7: Madison's Final Years.
Timeline.
Source Notes.
Glossary.
Selected Bibliography.
Further Information.
Index.
Photo Acknowledgments.
About the Author.