Eight. James Madison in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789–1797: America's First Congressional Floor Leader

  1. Stuart Leibiger
  1. Carey Roberts

Published Online: 30 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch8

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe

How to Cite

Roberts, C. (2012) James Madison in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789–1797: America's First Congressional Floor Leader, in A Companion to James Madison and James Monroe (ed S. Leibiger), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118281369.ch8

Editor Information

  1. La Salle University, USA

Author Information

  1. Arkansas Technical University, 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 in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1789–1797;
  • Madison's role in revolutionary Virginia, Continental/Confederation Congresses;
  • Madison as House floor leader, more than just a spokesman for the framers;
  • Madison's political leadership, understanding American federalism;
  • Madison's congressional leadership, and Antifederal criticism of the Constitution;
  • Congressman Madison facing pressures, Antifederalism and promised amendments;
  • Madison's robust institutional framework, solving pressing problems;
  • Madison and legislation, erecting a federal tariff;
  • pledge of a bill of rights, concession made by Federalists;
  • Madison's Congressional Legacy, the Bill of Rights, first on the list

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Election to the U.S. Congress

  • The First Congress and the National Tariff

  • Madison and the Bill of Rights

  • Hamiltonian Finance

  • A Republican Congressman

  • Madison's Congressional Legacy

  • Further Reading