As a gateway to the War of 1812, James Madison heavily dealt...
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...as President of the United States was founded upon the theory that others in authority, should all act with the intentions that would be essential to a republic. As biographer Ralph Ketcham explained, “His understanding of executive conduct did not require or even allow him singlehandedly to make up for the reluctance of the people to be ready to defend themselves, for the hesitations of the states to adopt forthright measures, for the ineffectiveness of other executive officers, or for the failure of Congress to authorize and pay for a sufficient war machine.” Despite the fact he was small in build and bereft of a strong speaking voice, Madison at the end of the day would get things don
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