UPDATED 1/7/2022 - THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED. : This five-lecture, in-person course delves into the life of James Madison. Madison was a consummate politician who is remembered as the father of the US Constitution and the fourth president of the United States. He played a major role in America’s government as an influential member of the House of Representatives, a brilliant member of the Virginia Assembly, and the youngest member of the Second Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War period. Discover how Madison became the father of the Constitution. Learn about the life experiences that shaped his thinking and his actions. Understand the trials he faced as a wartime president. Hear the truly fascinating story about Dolley Madison, his wife, who went from near poverty to become America’s first lady and the belle of Washington society. Join this course and learn the facts and the true history of the US Constitution. | Lecture + Q&A.