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Madison, James, Jr.

  • By: Bryan M. Carson
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment
  • Edited by: John R. Vile & David L. Hudson Jr.
  • Subject:American Political History, American Political Thought, Law & Courts

James Madison Jr. (1751–1836), the fourth president of the United States, is known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights.” In this role, he was largely responsible for the first iteration of the Fourth Amendment.

Madison was born in Montpelier, Virginia, to James Madison Sr. and Nelly ...

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