||Born March 16, at Port Conway in King George
County, Virginia at the home of his maternal grandmother.
||Attended the College of New Jersey (now
||Made Colonel in the Orange County Militia.
||Elected Delegate to the Virginia Convention and
the General Assembly.
||Served as one of Virginia's Delegates to the
||Engagement to Kitty Floyd ends.
||Serves as one of Virginia's Delegates to the
Constitutional Convention where he plays a major role earning himself
the title "Father of the Constitution."
||Shepherds the Constitution through the
ratification process and contributes to The Federalist Papers.
||Elected to the House of Representatives;
sponsors Bill of Rights; and works with Thomas Jefferson to form the
Democratic Republican Party.
||Marries Dolley Payne Todd, September 15 (no
children from this marriage).
||Death of his father, James Madison, Sr.; as
eldest son inherits Montpelier, maintains separate quarters for him
||Serves as Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of State.
||Inaugurated fourth President of the Untied
||Delivers war message to Congress (War of 1812).
||Begins second term as President.
||British burn Washington.
||Retires from the Presidency to Montpelier.
||Succeeds Jefferson as Rector of the University
||Serves as Delegate to Virginia's second
constitutional convention; only member present from the first convention
||Dies June 28 at Montpelier.