What Was James Madison's Legacy to American Constitutionalism and Citizenship?

Pupils examine the role of James Madison in developing the Constitution. Using primary source documents, they research his life, how he pushed for the ratification of the United States Constitution and his fit for citizenship. After reading the Federalist essays by Madison, they identify the major themes and discuss.

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