By Stuart Leibiger

A spouse to James Madison and James Monroe positive factors essays from major teachers that contemplate a variety of points of the lives and legacies of our fourth and 5th presidents.

  • Provides historians and scholars of historical past with a wealth of latest insights into the lives and achievements of 2 of America’s such a lot comprehensive statesmen, James Madison and James Monroe
  • Features 32 state-of-the box historiographic essays from top lecturers that reflect on a variety of facets of the lives and legacies of our fourth and 5th presidents
  • Synthesizes the most recent findings, and provides new insights in line with unique examine into fundamental sources
  • Addresses issues that readers frequently are looking to examine extra approximately, similar to Madison and slavery

Chapter One James Madison's Political notion: the tips of an appearing baby-kisser (pages 4–20): Jack N. Rakove
Chapter James Madison's trip to an “Honorable and beneficial Profession”, 1751–1780 (pages 21–38): Paul Douglas Newman
Chapter 3 James Madison, 1780–1787: Nationalism and Political Reform (pages 39–55): Adam Tate
Chapter 4 James Madison and the Grand conference: “The nice trouble of illustration” (pages 56–73): Gordon Lloyd and Christopher Burkett
Chapter 5 James Madison and the Ratification of the structure: A conquer Adversity (pages 74–90): Kevin R. C. Gutzman
Chapter Six James Madison within the Federalist: Elucidating “The specific constitution of this executive” (pages 91–108): Michael Zuckert
Chapter Seven James Madison, Republican govt, and the Formation of the invoice of Rights: “Bound via each rationale of Prudence” (pages 109–126): Alan Gibson
Chapter 8 James Madison within the U.S. condo of Representatives, 1789–1797: America's First Congressional ground chief (pages 127–142): Carey Roberts
Chapter 9 James Madison and the nationwide Gazette Essays: The beginning of a celebration baby-kisser (pages 143–158): Denver Brunsman
Chapter Ten James Madison, the Virginia Resolutions, and the Philosophy of recent American Democracy (pages 159–175): Garrett Ward Sheldon
Chapter 11 James Madison's Secretary of country Years, 1801–1809: Successes and screw ups in overseas family (pages 176–191): Mary Hackett
Chapter Twelve President James Madison's family rules, 1809–1817: Jeffersonian Factionalism and the Beginnings of yank Nationalism (pages 192–206): Aaron N. Coleman
Chapter 13 President James Madison and overseas Affairs, 1809–1817: Years of precept and Peril (pages 207–223): David J. Siemers
Chapter Fourteen James Madison's Retirement, 1817–1836: enticing the Republican previous, current, and destiny (pages 224–240): James H. Read
Chapter Fifteen James Madison and George Washington: The essential Man's integral guy (pages 241–258): Stuart Leibiger
Chapter 16 James Madison and Thomas Jefferson: A “Friendship Which was once for all times” (pages 259–273): Jeffry H. Morrison
Chapter Seventeen James and Dolley Madison and the hunt for team spirit (pages 274–291): Catherine Allgor
Chapter Eighteen James Madison and Montpelier: The Rhythms of Rural lifestyles (pages 292–305): David B. Mattern
Chapter Nineteen James Madison and the drawback of yank Slavery (pages 306–323): Jeff Broadwater
Chapter Twenty James Monroe's Political concept: the folks the Sovereigns (pages 324–342): Arthur Scherr
Chapter Twenty?One James Monroe, 1758–1783: scholar and Soldier of the yankee Revolution (pages 343–358): Daniel Preston
Chapter Twenty?Two James Monroe and the Confederation, 1781–1789: The Making of a Virginia Statesman (pages 359–374): Robert W. Smith
Chapter Twenty?Three James Monroe within the 1790s: A Republican chief (pages 375–390): William M. Ferraro
Chapter Twenty?Four James Monroe as Governor of Virginia and Diplomat in another country, 1799–1810: A Revolution of rules and the Triumph of Pragmatism (pages 391–404): David A. Nichols
Chapter Twenty?Five James Monroe as Secretary of nation and Secretary of warfare, 1809–1817: towards Republican Strategic Sobriety (pages 405–420): Mackubin Thomas Owens
Chapter Twenty?Six James Monroe, James Madison, and the battle of 1812: a tricky Interlude (pages 421–437): J. C. A. Stagg
Chapter Twenty?Seven President James Monroe's household guidelines, 1817–1825: “To strengthen the easiest pursuits of Our Union” (pages 438–455): Michael J. McManus
Chapter Twenty?Eight President James Monroe and overseas Affairs, 1817–1825: a permanent Legacy (pages 456–471): Sandra Moats
Chapter Twenty?Nine The family lifetime of James Monroe: the fellow at domestic (pages 472–488): Meghan C. Budinger
Chapter Thirty James Monroe and Thomas Jefferson: Republican govt and the British problem to the United States, 1780–1826 (pages 489–504): Michael Schwarz
Chapter Thirty?One James Monroe and James Madison: Republican companions (pages 505–520): Brook Poston
Chapter Thirty?Two James Madison and James Monroe Historiography: A story of 2 Divergent our bodies of Scholarship (pages 521–539): Peter Daniel Haworth

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Madison’s brief collegiate career included lessons in political protest, but also a more traditional curriculum that led to a life of statecraft and stewardship. A Scottish “New Side” evangelical Presbyterian, the Reverend Dr. John Witherspoon practiced an orthodox Calvinism but rebelled against church authority and the episcopacy. The “Old Doctor,” as Madison affectionately called his principal instructor, taught a curriculum of philosophy that blended Calvinist Christianity with classical republicanism and Lockean Liberalism.

In Madison’s view, issues of war and diplomacy were properly matters in which Congress (or the Senate) should enjoy at least an equal say with the presidency. But the reality required decisive initiative and discretion in the executive. Later Thoughts Madison’s adjustments to these developments are often described as exposing a basic tension, if not downright inconsistency, between the constitutionalist of the 1780s and the party leader of the 1790s. Federalist 10 was written, after all, to cure “the mischiefs of faction,” yet here Madison, as captain of the Republican opposition in Congress, was working to forge a majority faction.

The states, not the national government, already enjoyed and would long retain the political affection of the American people. Should that advantage ultimately fade, it would result not from the naked assertion of national power, but instead from the people’s desire to mobilize national authority for their own ends. The national government would gain superiority only by persuading Americans of its competence, not by asserting its legal authority. Madison again made this distinction between formal authority and the popular sources of political behavior in Federalist 47–51, his classic essays on the separation of powers.

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