Selected Works of James Madison
the Federal Convention of 1787 — Proceedings of the Constitutional
Convention held in Philadelphia, an essential guide to interpreting the intent
of the Framers, but not published until 1840, following his death.
Federalist Papers, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay —
Published in several New York newspapers in 1787-88. Arguments for ratification
of the proposed Constitution.
The Question of a Bill of Rights — Letter to
Thomas Jefferson, October 17, 1788.
Report — 1800. Set forth much of the "doctrine of '98".
Address — March 4, 1809.
Address — March 4, 1813.
Veto of federal public works bill — March 3,
1817. Provides important guide to the interpretation of the "general
welfare" and "necessary and proper" clauses of the Constitution.
Commentaries by others
From Interposition to Nullification: Peripheries and
Center in the Thought of James Madison, K.R. Constantine Gutzman, from
Essays in History, Vol. 36, 1994, Univ. of Virginia Dept. of History.
Some of the First Official Meanings Assigned to the
Establishment Clause, Jim Allison
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