Facts in Five

Jefferson and Madison edition….

  • The two men met in May 1776 while serving in the Virginia House of Delegates-  Jefferson was selected to the Second Continental Congress and Madison was chosen to help draft Virginia’s new Constitution
  • Jefferson grew closer to Madison when he was the Governor of Virginia in 1779- Madison served on his advisory council 
  • While serving as Minister to France, Jefferson sent Madison over 2oo volumes for his library
  • The nails used to construct the final additions to Montpelier were purchased from Jefferson’s nailery 
  • The only substantial political disagreement between the men was over the inclusion of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution- Madison opposed it at first
An enduring friendship

An enduring friendship

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