James Madison was a representative from Virginia and a signatory on the U.S. Constitution. In 1787, when the delegates met at the Constitutional Convention, they intended to amend the Articles of Confederation, but ended up creating a new constitution. Madison became the chief recorder of information and is generally regarded as the father of the Constitution by contributing to the ideas and contours of the document. Madison drafted the first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.
This James Madison mug is part of our US Constitution series profiling the 39 signatories of the US Constitution. The U.S. Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, presided over by George Washington. Six of these men also signed the Declaration of Independence: George Clymer, Benjamin Franklin, Robert Morris, George Read, Roger Sherman, and James Wilson.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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