George Madison was the Governor of Kentucky in 1816. Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Bluegrass State Other U.S. States Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Governor Ernie Fletcher (R) Senators Mitch McConnell (R) Jim Bunning (R) Official languages English Area 104,749 kmÂ² (37th) - Land 102,989 kmÂ² - Water 1,760 kmÂ² (1. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...
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Madison's experience with the Articles of Confederation had convinced him that a stronger national government was needed and that revision of the Articles would not suffice.
Madison quickly wrote him a letter describing the new Constitution and implicitly seeking to obtain his support, or failing that, to forestall his opposition.
Madison was the leader of the advocates of the Constitution at the Virginia convention taking on both George Mason and Patrick Henry; and assisted in the New York ratification by his contributions to the Federalist Papers.
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