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James Madison and Civil Liberties
This paper discusses James Madison's role in trying to balance civil liberties with government power through the drafting of the Bill of Rights.
# 96239 | 7,762 words | 30 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer provides a review of the relevant literature to show that Madison played a critical role in drafting the Bill of Rights due to his concern for balancing civil liberties and central government power. A summary of the research and important findings are provided in the conclusion. The writer points out that the research clearly shows that Madison was absolutely convinced of the correctness of his thinking at any given point in time concerning the need for ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The writer notes that it also shows that he was able to learn from mistakes, entertain the opinions of others without necessarily accepting them and contribute to the American nation through a life of public service that spanned 40 years.

Perspectives Articulated at the Constitutional Convention
Federalist Perspectives

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Banning, Lance. The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the Founding of the Federal Republic. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1995.
  • Binkley, Wilfred E. and Malcolm C. Moos. A Grammar of American Politics: The National Government. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1949.
  • Bernhard, Virginia, David Burner and Elizabeth Fox-Genovese. A College History of the United States, St. James: Brandywine Press, 1991.
  • Brant, Irving. The Bill of Rights: Its Origin and Meaning. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1965.
  • Burns, James MacGregor. (1990, December). "What turned Madison around?" American Heritage, 41(8), 53.

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