Representative James Madison – First Federal Congress


This James Madison History Mug is one of a collection of the First Federal Congress members biographical mugs.  An image of James Madison and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

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James Madison of Virginia was a signatory on the Constitution.  Madison became the chief recorder of the debates at the Convention and is generally regarded as the Father of the Constitution.  He served in the Continental and Confederation Congress from 1780 to 1783.  As a member of the House from 1789 to 1797, Madison drafted the first Ten Amendments, known as the Bill of Rights.  He served as secretary of state from 1801 to 1809 and as President from 1809 to 1817.

First Federal Congress  1781-1789

The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785.  This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789.  The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.

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.

  • Mugs are food and microwave-safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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