James Madison

James Madison could not be elected President of the United States today, just based on his diminutive frame, five feet four inches and under one hundred pounds. But his education, genius, and leadership qualities might disqualify him as well! Educated by Presbyterian clergymen, student of the President of Princeton, the Rev. John Witherspoon and holder of hundreds of slaves, this Founding Father would eclipse most of the others as the epitome of political incorrectness. Nonetheless, Madison was the principle author of the Constitution of the United States, led the nation against the mightiest military forces on the planet in 1812, and helped construct Virginia’s Statute for Religious Freedom. Short of stature and of ill health though he may have been, James Madison was a giant of a Founding Father.