James Madison

Portrait by Charles Willson Peale, 1792

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BORN:
16 March 1751 at Belle Grove Plantation near Port Conway, Virginia
  DIED:
28 June 1836 at Montpelier, Virginia
Buried at Montpelier.

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Listen to Episodes 4 and 5 of Ned Ryun's podcast, History of the Constitutional Convention. Here he gives a two-part overview (in about 20 minutes) of the life of James Madison.

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Portrait to come. See entry in Wikipedia.

The disarrayed condition of the colonies in 1764 — economies and societies in flux with changes wrought by war, governments trying simultaneously to adjust to international peace and cope with the effects of Indian insurrections — helps explain how the colonists reacted to British efforts to reform imperial relations.… But the single most significant factor was the depression that by 1764 had fastened a clammy grip on trade in every colony, and which would not fully release it until the decade had ended.

Fred Anderson
Crucible of War: The Seven Years’ War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754 - 1766 (2000)