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James Madison

Presidential Number: 4th
Years he was President: 1809-1817
State Represented: Virginia
Party Affiliation: Democratic-Republican
Fact(s): Louisiana and Indiana became states during his term. He helped form the Bill of Rights.

Birthday: March 16, 1751
How old would he be this year? 252
School(s) attended: Princeton University
Wife: Dolley Madison
Occupation(s) before he was President: Lawyer
Other way(s) he served: Represented Virginia in the Continental Congress, Congressman, Secretary of State
Height: 5 feet, 6 inches
Favorite Foods: Ice cream
Pets: Macaw (a parrot)

Life in America
How would he have traveled? Horse and carriage
How would he have communicated with his friends? Letter
U.S. Population when term began: 7,239,881
Number of stars on flag when he left office: 19

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Art and information provided by fifth-graders from Abingdon Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia. Coloringbook drawings by White House artist Rania Hassan.

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