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Dolley & James Madison

A 4-Part Blog Series about Dolley & James Madison for the
National Council for History Education by David Bruce Smith

Part 1: Getting to Know Dolley & James Madison
Part 2: Dolley and James: The Madison’s as a Power Couple
Part 3: Dolley & James Madison, Part III
Part 4: James Madison: Becoming a Leader


Blog 4
James Madison: Becoming a Leader – Part 4
National Council for History Education: How did the sickly James Madison, who spent much of his childhood indoors, manage to morph into the fourth president?
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Blog 1 Question 1
Getting to Know Dolley & James Madison – Part 1
National Council for History Education: Most Americans have heard about Dolley and James Madison, but they may not know much about their story. What made you write about them?
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Blog 2 Question 1
Dolley and James: The Madison’s as a Power Couple – Part 2
National Council for History Education: You enjoy writing about couples in history. How did the Madison’s marriage shape their lives and historical impact?
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Blog 3 Question 1
Dolley & James Madison, Part 3
National Council for History Education: The burning of Washington comes to mind as a major challenge in Madison’s presidency. Are there more obscure events that he found particularly challenging?
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Blog 2 Question 2
Dolley and James: The Madison’s as a Power Couple – Part 2
National Council for History Education: James Madison is known as the Father of the Constitution, but Dolley was also an important historical actor. How would you describe her legacy?
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Blog 1 Question 2
Getting to Know Dolley & James Madison – Part 1
National Council for History Education:
What moments in their lives did you find particularly fascinating?
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