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James Madison(10 Photos)
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American Revolution: Continental Congress
American Revolution: Continental Congress(11 Photos)
Discover the accomplishments of the First and Second Constitutional Congresses, and learn about the major players behind such documents as the Declaration of Independence and the Treaty of Paris.
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.
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.
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.
Deconstructing History: White House
Deconstructing History: White HouseVideo Clip (1:35)
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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.
Dolley Madison Saves Washington's Portrait
Dolley Madison Saves Washington's PortraitVideo Clip (2:40)
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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.
Presidential Fun Facts
Presidential Fun FactsVideo Clip (1:21)
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The Oval Office has been filled with extraordinary presidents, but did you know about these not-so-famous firsts?
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