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Montpelier Print by Hedy Farah

Fun Presidential Facts – James Madison

Here are some fun facts and personal opinions about President James Madison

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Guess What I Want to Be

“And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed.” Genesis 19:17 KJV
Why did her brother-in-law take everything from her and why in the world did her church abandon her when she found love outside her faith? Why did some other king have to conquer his land and take away his dream? Why did I have to become a plumber?

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James and Dolley Madison statue - Montpelier, Virginia

James Madison – His Death

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.” Philippians 2:3 KJV
Those brown eyes no longer floated in a sea of ivory. No, they drifted aimlessly, as though seeking help, in a bath of crimson. He knew the America he had worked so hard to form was not about its history, but it was about its future. He had to be very hungry and the devil knew it. “It’s easy to make that hunger go away,” the devil would tell him.

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Jefferson Memorial at Sunrise with Cherry Blossoms -Washington DC Mar 2016

List: What similiar trait do I have with the first ten Presidents

Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, JQ Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, WH Harrison, and John Tyler. Those are the first ten Presidents. A list of how I think I am like them.

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Montpelier (Flowering bush and fence view) - James Madison's Home - Orange, Virginia

James Madison – His Step-Son

“For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death.” Psalm 48:14 KJV

Life isn’t about the end; it is about what we do with each and every day we are given. We would have to look in the back pages of his life to see the turmoil he really faced.

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Matches over the White House

James Madison – The War of 1812

“And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.” Genesis 2:9 KJV

That is a big bonus for someone like me, who likes to eat. Then he might have been able to finish his dinner.

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Open field across the street from James Madison's Birthplace - Port Conway, Virginia

James Madison – The Father of the Constitution

“And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs….And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.” Numbers 13:23, 27

“At least it’s not an earthquake.” Our efforts to form a nation were really quite trying.

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