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HERNDON, Va., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- After the American Revolutionary War, the new country's leaders labored to create a government structure optimizing citizens' self-governance.
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Tech executives to push Obama for NSA limits

Tech executives to push Obama for NSA limits

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- U.S. government surveillance will be a key topic when President Obama meets with 15 technology and telecommunications executives Tuesday, the White House said.
Colorado school puts stickers on offenders as part of anti-bullying campaign

Colorado school puts stickers on offenders as part of anti-bullying campaign

Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Anti-bullying campaign at James Madison Charter Academy puts stickers on offenders' shirt collars.
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COL BKB: Virginia 61, James Madison 41

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Anthony Gill was perfect from the field Friday and No. 25 Virginia clamped down on defense to begin its season with a 61-41 win over James Madison.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013.
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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751– June 28, 1836) is the “Father of the Constitution” and the author of the Bill of Rights. He has been called the chief architect of the most important political experiment in human history. George F. Will once wrote that if we truly believed that the pen is mightier than the sword, our nation’s capital would have been called “Madison, D.C.”, instead of Washington, D.C.

Madison also wrote over a third of the ‘’Federalist Papers’’, which was a series of 85 newspaper articles, which were published throughout the 13 states, and explained to the public how the proposed Constitution would work. Thomas Jefferson referred to the ‘’Federalist Papers’’ as “the best commentary on the principles of government, which ever was written”. They are still the primary source today for jurists and legal scholars interested in the original understanding of the Constitution.

James Madison was also the fourth president of the United States. As with Thomas Jefferson, his most significant contributions to American history came before his presidency. The Constitution is the world’s oldest written constitution, and is considered to be the most important document ever written in the history of freedom. The Constitution has been a model for other constitutions around the world ever since, and many of them read remarkably like America’s Constitution.

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