The next man to take the American presidency after Thomas Jefferson was James Madison. Madison was the 4th president of the United States and served from 1809 to 1817. More »

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According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, though Thomas Jefferson used to be considered a paragon of liberty, he has become increasingly criticized by scholars in recent years because of his beliefs on black people and ... More »

Many people see Thomas Jefferson's greatest failure to be giving up his fight against slavery. While he saw slavery as "a hideous blot" on humanity and made several attempts at its abolishment, he eventually gave it up, ... More »

James Madison was the 4th president of the United States as well as the Secretary of State under Thomas Jefferson. He played a large role in planning and drafting the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and is considered... More »

Some of the many ways Thomas Jefferson changed America include drafting the Declaration of Independence, writing several laws and purchasing the Louisiana Territory. These changes occurred over his very long political ca... More »

Thomas Jefferson's rise to fame began in 1774 when he wrote the "Summary View of the Rights of British America." This document made him a well-known voice in the argument for American independence from England. More »

Many people see Thomas Jefferson's greatest failure to be giving up his fight against slavery. While he saw slavery as "a hideous blot" on humanity and made several attempts at its abolishment, he eventually gave it up, ... More »