US 1917 James Madison (1751-1836) $2 Scott. 479

US 1917 James Madison (1751-1836) $2 Scott. 479

Series: 1902-1908 Regular Issue

Issued date: 22-03-1917 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: $2

Emission: Definitive
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 479
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 485
Michel (Germany): 241K
Yvert et Tellier (France): 217(B)

Dimensions (height x width):
25.4mm x 22.2mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Stamp Colors: Dark blue
Perforation: line 10

Themes: Politicians, Famous People, Heads of State

Description:- James Madison Jr. (1751-1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth 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 Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights.

He served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates and the Continental Congress during and after the American Revolutionary War. Disillusioned by the weak national government established by the Articles of Confederation, he helped organize the Constitutional Convention, which produced a new constitution. Madison's Virginia Plan served as the basis for the Convention's deliberations, and he was one of the most influential individuals at the convention. He became one of the leaders in the movement to ratify the Constitution, and joined Alexander Hamilton and John Jay in writing The Federalist Papers, a series of pro-ratification essays that was one of the most influential works of political science in American history.