James Madison

Elections of 1808 and 1812

  • Federalist – Charles Pinckney

o   Little support

  • Democratic Republican – James Madison (Jefferson’s friend)

o   Father of the Constitution

o   Author of Federalist Papers

o   Smallest President (5 ft 4 in)

o   Wife- Dolly – served as hostess for Jefferson

o   Dolly sold notes on Constitutional Convention for $30,000

        • Very extravagant
        • Had no money left
        • Daniel Webster bought groceries for her


1808 election



James Madison faced DeWitt Clinton, a Federalist from New York, in the 1812 election.

1812 election