In the days before microphones and TV interviews, getting people to listen to you was not an easy task. But James Madison used his quiet eloquence, intelligence, and passion for unified colonies to help shape the Constitution. He was the voice of reason in that hot room in Philadelphia, where the future of the new nation lay in the hands of fifty-five unpredictable men. His efforts helped steer America through the turmoil of two wars and ensure that our government, and nation, came out intact.
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