Seven. James Madison, Republican Government, and the Formation of the Bill of Rights: “Bound by Every Motive of Prudence”

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Alan Gibson

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch7

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Gibson, A. (2012) James Madison, Republican Government, and the Formation of the Bill of Rights: “Bound by Every Motive of Prudence”, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch7

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. California State University, Chico, 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, Republican Government, and formation of the Bill of Rights;
  • Bill of Rights, and Madison's role, rights-related amendments of the states;
  • Madison, a committed/consistent defender of civil liberties, religious freedom;
  • pre-Revolutionary Virginia, and Madison's revulsion against religious persecution;
  • Madison's fight for securing religious liberty for dissenters;
  • Jefferson's famous “Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom”;
  • Madison, designating the Episcopal Church as corporate body;
  • Madison and the Virginia church–state struggle, on threats to individual rights;
  • Madison on bills of rights, as “parchment barriers” against majority factions;
  • Madison and Bill of Rights, the “well meaning” from the “designing”

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Understanding Madison's Puzzling Role in the Formation of the Bill of Rights

  • “Early and Strong Impressions in Favour of Liberty both Civil and Religious”

  • A Reform Therefore Which Does Not Make Provision for Private Rights, Must Be Materially Defective”

  • “Separating the Well Meaning From the Designing Opponents”

  • “The Nauseous Project of Amendments”

  • Further Reading