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American President: An Online Reference Resource

The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia presents essays about Madison and his life before, during, and after his presidential terms. It additionally provides biographical information about Dolley Madison and cabinet officials of each administration, as well as a selected bibliography and information on Madison's private and public papers.

Avalon Project at Yale Law School: The Papers of James Madison

The Avalon Project presents a selection of Madison's papers, including the full text of his notes from the Constitutional Convention and his inaugural addresses.

The Dolley Madison Project

This Web site is devoted to the life, letters, and legacy of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, wife of James Madison. In addition to providing a selection of her letters, this site includes biographical essays, a timeline, images, and answers to frequently asked questions about Dolley Madison.

Founders Online: The Papers of James Madison

The National Archives, through its National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), has entered into a cooperative agreement with The University of Virginia Press to create this site and make freely available online the historical documents of the Founders of the United States of America. This site provides online access to all of the content of the print edition of The Papers of James Madison.

The James Madison Center at James Madison University

This site presents an archive of information on Madison's career with links to essays, primary sources, and famous quotations. It also includes resources for teachers and a history of Madison's home, Montpelier.

James Madison's Montpelier

The Montpelier Foundation's Web site on Montpelier, Madison's home, provides biographical information about James and Dolley Madison and describes how the Montpelier community lived — the Madisons, the enslaved community, and the freedmen, after emancipation. It also contains information about the gardens and grounds, as well as the archaeological sites at Montpelier.

James Madison Museum

The first museum to fully commemorate James Madison, fourth U.S. president and “Father of the Constitution.” Located in Madison’s home county of Orange, Virginia, the museum promotes awareness of rural culture along with Madison’s contributions to both agrarian economies and American history. The site includes biographical information on James and Dolley Madison and links to related websites.

The James Madison Papers at the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia provides information about The Papers of James Madison, a comprehensive and annotated edition of the correspondence and papers of James Madison. This site contains a brief biography of Madison, a selected bibliography, and a few sample documents.

POTUS: James Madison

The Internet Public Library's POTUS Web site provides background information, election results, a list of cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, and other presidential sites are also included.

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