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James Madison(10 Photos)
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The capital of the United States, Washington, D.C., is home to many of the country's most iconic landmarks, including the White House, the Washington Monument and the U.S. Capitol.
Dolley Madison Saves Washington's Portrait
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Hear the tale of how first lady Dolley Madison risked her life to save George Washington's portrait from a fiery fate as British troops approached the White House.
First LadiesVideo Clip (1:50)
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These U.S. first ladies made their mark during their stays at the White House.
Deconstructing History: White House
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It may not have been home to the president until 1800 or even called the White House until 1901, but it remains a symbol of freedom and democracy throughout the world.
James Madison: Did You Know?
James Madison: Did You Know?Video Clip (1:36)
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At just 5'4", James Madison was hardly a commanding presence, but that didn't stop him from shaping American history.
Presidential Fun Facts
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
James Madison Wages the War of 1812
James Madison Wages the War of 1812Video Clip (3:10)
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In 1812, James Madison became the first U.S. president to ask Congress to declare war. Find out why he wanted to wage war against Britain and how his constituents felt about it.
James Madison and the War of 1812
James Madison and the War of 1812Video Clip (2:20)
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James Madison is considered to be the "Father of the Constitution," but it was the War of 1812 that ultimately defined his presidency.
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As an American first lady, Dolley Madison was the first to manage the White House, now a regular task.Go
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