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1. James Madison played a significant role in the drafting of this important American document. He argued successfully for the creation of a strong central government. As a result of his input into the creation of this document he is often referred to the Father of this document. What important document am I referring to?
2. Prior to becoming president, Madison served as secretary of state from 1801 to 1809. During this time, Madison supported the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France. What president appointed Madison as secretary of state?
3. Madison was elected to the United States House of Representatives where he served from 1789 to 1797. Madison was instrumental in the passage of the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the Constitution. What state did Madison represent in the House?
4. Madison remained single until the age of 43, when he married this widow on September 15, 1794 in what is now known as Jefferson County, West Virginia. Who did James Madison marry?
5. During the presidential election of 1808, Madison's opponent was this Federalist from South Carolina. This man had previously run for president on the Federalist ticket against Thomas Jefferson in 1804 and lost. Name Madison's opponent in the 1808 presidential election.
6. During his presidency, Madison asked Congress for a declaration of war on Great Britain due to British impressment of American ships and seizure of goods in international waters. Tell me the name of this war.
7. This future president served in the Madison administration as secretary of war from 1814 to 1815. This same future president also served as secretary of state from 1811 to 1817. Can you name this future U.S. president?
8. During the presidential election of 1812, this man from New York was Madison's opponent. His uncle had previously served as vice president during president Jefferson's second term. Can you name Madison's opponent in the 1812 presidential election?
9. After his presidency, Madison remained active. During his retirement, he served on the board of regents at this university, and succeeded Thomas Jefferson as rector there in 1826. To what university am I referring?
10. James Madison passed away on June 28, 1836, at his home in Virginia. He had been severely hampered by rheumatism and was confined to his room for the last six months of his life. What was the name of Madison's estate?
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