He served in the Virginia Legislature for a number of years and gained much insight on political thoughts and procedures.
Even so, he was not completely out of the political scene, he was named to the Second Continental Congress to present the Articles of Confederation.
During their lives, Franklin and Madison held many positions. He even supported colonization efforts which sent free blacks back to Africa. Also, during those years, Franklin had time to visit many different places, like England, and France, and learn about their cultures, and their language, and he read much more material in that amount of time before Madison was born.
On one side were the Federalists, who favored the Constitution and a strong central government. In conclusion, Franklin and Madison are similar in their backgrounds, life, politics, and ideals, but they are very different. Even so, he was not completely out of the political scene, he was named to the Second Continental Congress to present the Articles of Confederation.
Madison, though, was raised on the fruits of slave labor, as stated in the Madison legacy article. This lead them in their paths to what they would became later in life.
He also drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence, and was a member of the Pennsylvania constitutional convention. Madison on the other hand, was well educated, his parents encourage his studies and provided him tutors to get a basic education, and even went to college.
His final public act was signing a memorial to Congress recommending dissolution of the slavery system. He owned many papers and print shops, he was an ambassador to countries like France and England, he started many different clubs and organizations like the first library, the Junto club, the fire department, along with many other scientific inventions like the Franklin stove for instance.
Franklin and Madison, both attended school, although, because of his background, Madison, was more formally educated than Franklin, unlike Franklins brothers who were all skilled in different trades, Josiah wanted Franklin to work in a church. Even with all these and more similarities, Benjamin Franklin, considered one of the greatest American minds of all time, and James Madison, considered the Architect of the Constitution, were deferent, and had different Ideals on different Issues.
After the constitutional convention, he wrote the Federalist papers to try and persuade people to ratify the Constitution. Therefore, Franklin needed a good education, but the price became to high and Franklin was forced to quite school and work in the family trade, soap production.
In Benjamin Franklin died, while Madison was only To circumvent this hurdle, the delegates included in the new Constitution a section outlining a new plan for ratification.
The Federalist Papers and the Bill of Rights: Therefore, Franklin needed a good education, but the price became to high and Franklin was forced to quite school and work in the family trade, soap production.
Madison career was more political. Ardent Federalists campaigned for the Constitution in the remaining states, and in time, Virginia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island ratified it by narrow margins.
Madison lost that election. He served in the Virginia Legislature for a number of years and gained much insight on political thoughts and procedures. Then again in However, at the Constitutional Convention he did speak times on various issues, and only James Madison, James Wilson, and Gouverneur Morris spoke more often.
Roger Sherman was the second oldest delegate there (right behind 81 year old Benjamin Franklin). Benjamin Franklin and James Madison, both are famous men in America's history, both are considered founding father's having played key parts in this country's development, and both of these two men are brilliant thinkers, each conjuring different ideal.
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