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James Madison
James Madison
James Madison
Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)[2] was an American statesman and Founding Father who served as the fourth President of the United States
President of the United States
from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the United States Constitution
United States Constitution
and the Bill of Rights. Born into a prominent Virginia
Virginia
planting family, Madison served as a member of the Virginia
Virginia
House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War
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British America
British America
British America
refers to the English territories in North America (including Bermuda), Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana
Guyana
from 1607 to 1783. Formally, the British colonies in North America
North America
were known as British America
British America
and the British West Indies
British West Indies
until 1776, when the Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies
declared their independence and formed the United States
United States
of America.[1] After that, the term British North America was used to describe the remainder of Britain's continental North American possessions
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Virginia House Of Delegates
Coordinates: 37°32′19″N 77°26′00″W / 37.53865°N 77.43331°W / 37.53865; -77.43331 Virginia
Virginia
House of Delegates Virginia
Virginia
General Assembly


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Virginia Militia
  United States
United States
of America VirginiaBranch merged into the current Virginia
Virginia
National GuardType colonial militia, state militia, state army national guard, state air national guardRole To protect Virginia
Virginia
and the United States, from all enemies, foreign and domesticThe Virginia
Virginia
militia is an armed force composed of all citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Virginia
capable of bearing arms. The Virginia
Virginia
militia was established in 1607 as part of the English militia system. Militia service in Virginia
Virginia
was compulsory for all free males
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Colonel (United States)
In the United States Army, Marine Corps, and Air Force, colonel /ˈkɜːrrnəl/ is the most senior field grade military officer rank, immediately above the rank of lieutenant colonel and immediately below the rank of brigadier general. It is equivalent to the naval rank of captain in the other uniformed services.[n 1] The pay grade for colonel is O-6. The insignia of the rank of colonel, as seen on the right, is worn on the officer's left side (a mirror-image version is worn on the right side, such that the eagle always faces forward to the wearer's front; the left-side version is also worn centered on fatigue caps, helmets, Army ACU & ECWCS breasts, inter alia)
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Colony Of Virginia
The Colony of Virginia, chartered in 1606 and settled in 1607, was the first enduring English colony in North America, following failed proprietary attempts at settlement on Newfoundland by Sir Humphrey Gilbert[2] in 1583, and the subsequent further south Roanoke Island (modern eastern North Carolina) by Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Walter Raleigh
in the late 1580s. The founder of the new colony was the Virginia
Virginia
Company,[3] with the first two settlements in Jamestown on the north bank of the James River and Popham Colony
Popham Colony
on the Kennebec River
Kennebec River
in modern-day Maine, both in 1607. The Popham colony quickly failed due to a famine, disease, and conflict with local Native American tribes in the first two years
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Robert Smith (Cabinet Member)
Robert Smith (November 3, 1757 – November 26, 1842) was the second United States Secretary of the Navy
United States Secretary of the Navy
from 1801 to 1809 and the sixth United States Secretary of State
United States Secretary of State
from 1809 to 1811. He was the brother of Senator Samuel Smith. Smith was born in Lancaster in the Province of Pennsylvania. During the American Revolutionary War, he served in the Continental Army
Continental Army
and participated in the Battle of Brandywine. He graduated from Princeton in 1781 and began to practice law in Maryland. Smith became a Presidential Elector in the Electoral College for Maryland
Maryland
in 1789, then a member of the state's senate from 1793 to 1795, and finally a member of Maryland's house of delegates from 1796 to 1800
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Alma Mater
Alma mater
Alma mater
(Latin: alma "nourishing/kind", mater "mother"; pl. [rarely used] almae matres) is an allegorical Latin
Latin
phrase for a university or college. In English, this is largely a U.S. usage referring to a school or university from which an individual has graduated or to a song or hymn associated with a school.[1] The phrase is variously translated as "nourishing mother", "nursing mother", or "fostering mother", suggesting that a school provides intellectual nourishment to its students.[2] Fine arts will often depict educational institutions using a robed woman as a visual metaphor. Before its current usage, Alma mater
Alma mater
was an honorific title for various Latin
Latin
mother goddesses, especially Ceres or Cybele,[3] and later in Catholicism for the Virgin Mary
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American Revolutionary War
Allied victory:Peace of Paris British recognition of American independence End of the First British Empire British retention of Canada
Canada
and GibraltarTerritorial changesGreat Britain cedes to the United States
United States
the area east of the Mississippi River
Mississippi River
and south of the Great Lakes
Great Lakes
and St
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United States Secretary Of State
The Secretary of State is a senior official of the federal government of the United States
United States
of America, and as head of the U.S. Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the U.S. government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs.[4][5] The Secretary of State is nominated by the President of the United States and, following a confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, is confirmed by the United States Senate. The Secretary of State, along with the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Defense, and Attorney General, are generally regarded as the four most important Cabinet members because of the importance of their respective departments.[6] Secretary of State is a Level I position in the Executive Schedule and thus earns the salary prescribed for that level (currently $205,700).[3] The current acting Secretary of State is John J. Sullivan
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Congress Of The Confederation
The Congress of the Confederation, or the Confederation Congress, formally referred to as the United States in Congress Assembled, was the governing body of the United States of America
United States of America
that existed from March 1, 1781, to March 4, 1789. A unicameral body with legislative and executive function, it comprised delegates appointed by the legislatures of the several states. Each state delegation had one vote
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John Vanderlyn
John Vanderlyn
John Vanderlyn
(October 15, 1776 – September 23, 1852) was an American neoclassicist painter.Contents1 Biography 2 Gallery 3 Notes 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksBiography[edit] Ariadne
Ariadne
Asleep on the Island of Naxos (1809–14), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.Vanderlyn was born at Kingston, New York, and was the grandson of colonial portrait painter Pieter Vanderlyn.[1] He was employed by a print-seller in New York, and was first instructed in art by Archibald Robinson (1765–1835), a Scotsman who was afterwards one of the directors of the American Academy of the Fine Arts
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Princeton University
Princeton University
Princeton University
is a private Ivy League
Ivy League
research university in Princeton, New Jersey
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United States Secretary Of The Treasury
A secretary or personal assistant is a person whose work consists of supporting management, including executives, using a variety of project management, communication, or organizational skills. These functions may be entirely carried out to assist one other employee or may be for the benefit of more than one. In other situations a secretary is an officer of a society or organization who deals with correspondence, admits new members, and organizes official meetings and events.[1][2][3]Contents1 Duties and functions 2 Etymology 3 Origin 4 Modern developments 5 Contemporary employment 6 Training by country6.1 Belgium 6.2 United States7 Executive assistant7.1 Civilian 7.2 Military8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External linksDuties and functions[edit]This section possibly contains original research. Please improve it by verifying the claims made and adding inline citations. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed
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Vice President Of The United States
The Vice President of the United States
United States
(informally referred to as VPOTUS, or Veep) is a constitutional officer in the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States
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Orange, Virginia
Orange is a town in, and county seat of, Orange County, Virginia, United States. The population was 4,721 at the 2010 census, representing a 14.5% increase since the 2000 census.[3] Orange is 28 miles (45 km) northeast of Charlottesville, 88 miles (142 km) southwest of Washington, D.C., and 4 miles (6 km) east of James Madison's plantation of Montpelier.Contents1 History1.1 Pre-Civil War 1.2 Post-Civil War 1.3 Sites on National Register of Historic Places2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Government 5 Orange County School System 6 Notable people 7 Media 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit] James Madison
James Madison
MuseumBank of America in OrangePost OfficeCounty Courthouse and Confederate monumentHolladay HouseThis area of the Piedmont was occupied by Siouan-speaking peoples at the time of European encounter
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