Three. James Madison, 1780–1787: Nationalism and Political Reform

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Adam Tate

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch3

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Tate, A. (2012) James Madison, 1780–1787: Nationalism and Political Reform, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch3

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia, 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, 1780–1787, window into nationalism and political reform;
  • Madison's early politics, in American constitutional history;
  • Madison and “Vices,” problems as threats to republicanism;
  • Madison's authorship of the Virginia Resolutions of 1798;
  • Madison's positions in the 1780s, nationalism and states' rights localism;
  • Madison's behavior in Congress, proof of constitutional focus;
  • Madison's commitment to a strong constitutional government;
  • Madison, consistency, emphasizing continuities in his thought;
  • Madison on flaws of the requisition system, and national reform;
  • Madison's “Memorial and Remonstrance” linking the American Revolution

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historiography

  • Madison in Congress, 1780-1783

  • Back in Virginia

  • Preparations for the Philadelphia Convention

  • Further Reading