History of American Government
... Government While the Declaration of Independence served as the definitive document to depose King George III from his colonial American perch, the colonists were stuck with the
inadequate Article of Confederation, which did not address the macro affairs of the
United Colonies. The prevailing thought in the mind of James Madison, was that there
were presently only thirteen colonies, but all things considered, the numbers were
destined to grow.
"James Madison was born in Rappahannock, Virginia on March 16, 1751. He
began the study of law in the spring of 1773, but political affairs attracted his attention
and in the spring of 1776, he was a member of the convention ...