James Madison: Federalist & President


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Why is James Madison often referred to as the 'Father of the Constitution?'

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1. What were Madison's views on the role of the federal government?

2. What is a representative government?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

James Madison is an integral character in the story of America's beginning. In this quiz, you'll be tested on Madison and various facets of his presidency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This James Madison quiz will test your ability to:

  • Recognize why James Madison is referred to by certain nicknames
  • Understand Madison's views on federal government
  • Define 'representative government'
  • Recognize significant events during Madison's presidency
  • Recall the order and year of Madison's election

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information in the lesson on James Madison's presidency
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define key phrases like 'representative government'
  • Information recall - remember what you've learned about President Madison
  • Knowledge application - use this information to successfully answer questions about James Madison

Additional Learning

Looking for more information on Madison? The lesson titled James Madison: Federalist & President covers the following objectives:

  • Summarize Madison's early life
  • Identify his role regarding the Constitution
  • Explain how Madison created political parties
  • Summarize the presidency of James Madison