By Cheyenne G
James Madison is known to be the “Father of the Constitution” and the author of the United States Bill of Rights. He is one of the seven founfing fathers but in 1776 the Declaration of Independence was signed in July by representatives of the 13 Colonies of Colonial America. James Madison was not a prominent political figure during the time of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and was did not sign it. Several people say that "He was a federalist at heart, he told his ideas about forming a three-part federal government, containing of the expressed ideas about forming a three-part federal government, consisting of executive, judicial and legislative branches. He thought it was important for this new structure to have a system of checks and balances, in order to avoid the cruelty of power by any one group." James Madison was one of the main people for the passage of the Bill of Rights and they were approved in 1791. During the war of 1812 he was the President of the United States. He was married a women named Dolley Madison. While in the White House, while the war of 1812 in 1814 it was burnt down.