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He served as secretary of state under Jefferson and succeeded the latter as president.

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Jefferson always carried a notebook and a pencil so he could write down ideas.
Gravesite, Montpelier, Montpelier Station, Virginia
The aging James Madison died quietly at his breakfast on June 28, 1836, after having been confined to his room for chronic rheumatism and severe attacks from liver dysfunction for six months. His family and much of the nation had hoped that the eighty-five year-old-Madison would live to July 4, so as to join Jefferson and Adams in the list of former presidents who had died on that historic date. Over 100 slaves, family friends, and relatives attended his burial the next day at the family cemetery at Montpelier.

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He was twice , held various diplomatic posts, and served under Madison as secretary of state and as secretary of war before his election as president.
Montpelier, the lifelong home of James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution” and fourth President of the United States, was also home to three generations of the Madison family from 1723 to 1844. The mansion core was built by Madison’s father c.1760. Madison, born in 1751, married Dolley Payne Todd in 1794. After a second presidential term, the Madisons returned to Montpelier in 1817 where their legendary hospitality kept them in touch with world affairs.


are Thomas Jefferson and James Madison

She presided at the head of the table with her guests on her right and left, Madison at the side and his secretary at the foot of the table.
[NOTE: recipes included in this book are Old-Fashioned Coffee Cake, Dutch Waffles, Capitolade of Chicken, Batter Cakes, Soup a la Julienne, Gumbo, Potato Soup, Mexican Black Bean Soup,Okra Soup, Jamablaya,Noodles a la Jefferson, Macaroni and Cheese Pudding, and Bachelor Buttons (cookies).

Thomas Jefferson had two vice presidents during his terms, Aaron Burr (1801-1805) and George Clinton (1805-1809).
In January of 1807, Jefferson declared that former vice president Aaron Burr was guilty of treason. He thought Burr was raising troops to set up his own government in the west or perhaps in Mexico. Burr was arrested in March. The case did not go well in court. Jefferson received a subpoena to appear at the trial. He set a precedent by refusing to appear and put the executive branch in control of the courts. Burr was later acquitted.

Jefferson and Madison owned over a hundred enslaved people at …

His first election to President came by a vote of the House of Representatives because no one had won a majority of the votes. Jefferson had 73 electoral votes, Burr had 73 electoral votes, and Adams had 65 electoral votes. Burr had run for vice president, but did not withdraw from the presidential vote in the House of Representatives. At that time there wasn't an election for vice president. The top vote getter became president and the second person became vice president. Jefferson feared that the House, who had to vote to break the tie, would elect someone else or Aaron Burr. It took 36 ballots in the House before Jefferson won the election. The date was February 17, 1801.

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Late in his life a bizarre event took place. An artist tried to make a plaster cast of Jefferson's face. Something went wrong and the ex-president almost suffocated. He alerted his butler by banging on a chair and his life was saved by the act of a slave.

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Thomas Jefferson had two daughters who lived to adulthood (Martha-"Patsy" and May-"Polly.") There are books written about him also fathering illegitimate children with his slave Sally Hemings.

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Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone and wrote the epitaph which didn't mention him being president. His epitaph read, "Author of the Declaration of American Independence, Author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and the Father of the University of Virginia.