Two. James Madison's Journey to an “Honorable and Useful Profession”, 1751–1780

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Paul Douglas Newman

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch2

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Newman, P. D. (2012) James Madison's Journey to an “Honorable and Useful Profession”, 1751–1780, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch2

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655221

Online ISBN: 9781118281369

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Keywords:

  • Madison's journey, “Honorable and Useful Profession” 1751–1780;
  • The Madisons, Taylors, and Chews;
  • The Madisons, in provincial protest against the Townshend Duties;
  • the Madison–Bradford correspondence;
  • Madison, turning to politics in personal correspondence;
  • Madison and “religious toleration”;
  • the Pennsylvania Journal, condemning martial law as “Coercive Acts”;
  • Madison, entering into the American cause;
  • Madison's republican proclivities for civic virtue;
  • “Montpelier” for the Madison plantation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Death and Re-Burial of James Madison

  • Beginnings

  • Education

  • Searching for an “Honorable and Useful Profession”

  • Beginning a Career in Politics

  • Conclusion: The Birth of Montpelier

  • Further Reading