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The Great Little Madison Essay & Project Ideas

Jean Fritz
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1. Fritz writes, "James Madison said that prolonging the slave trade was 'dishonorable to the American character'," yet he owned slaves. In Madison's time, there was a distinction between the "slave trade" and slave ownership.

What was the "slave trade" and how was it stopped?

2. The Federalist Papers are often required reading in schools. Why are The Federalist Papers considered so important? What are American students expected to learn about them?

3. Which of The Federalist Papers were written by Madison? What form of government does he say the United States should have? Does today's U.S. government resemble what Madison envisioned?

4. How accurate is Fritz's portrayal of the Pennsylvania Quakers of Dolley Madison's era?

5. If everyone voted in November 1808, why would the results of the presidential election not be known until January 1809?

6. Read about the War of 1812. Explain the outcome of...

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