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Homeschooled Leader: James Madison

Vol. 81, Prg. 26–30
April 14–18, 2008

James Madison’s childhood education, closely supervised by his parents, prepared him for much more than his collegiate studies at Princeton University. It also sparked his distinguished career as American statesman and president. Madison’s biblically based education instilled in him a strong sense of the proper role of government, inspiring him to play a crucial role in the constitutional debates. As Mike Smith points out on this week’s Home School Heartbeat, without Madison’s articulate defense of a federal form of government in several of the Federalist Papers, it is doubtful the Constitution would have ever been ratified. And Madison did more than simply safeguard the young American nation from internal strife—his leadership was indispensable in preserving America from external threats during the War of 1812. Madison’s unique combination of moral conviction and intellectual abilities helped build a country that has remained free for over two centuries.

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A Leader of Substance
Childhood Education
Homeschooled Lessons Applied
The Constitution & the Bill of Rights
The Legacy of James Madison
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