Letter to James Madison

We all look with great anxiety to the result of the Convention at Philadelphia.  Indeed…

Observations on the Constitution

GENTLEMEN, When you did me the honour to elect me into the Convention, to decide…

A Modest Proposal

Should the Federalists and Minority-men recommend the removal of the embargo, previous to the repeal…

State of the Union Address (1824)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The view which I have now to…

State of the Union Address (1823)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Many important subjects will claim your attention…

State of the Union Address (1822)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Many causes unite to make your present…

State of the Union Address (1821)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The progress of our affairs since the…

State of the Union Address (1820)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: In communicating to you a just view…

State of the Union Address (1819)

Fellow-Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The public buildings being advanced to a…

State of the Union Address (1816)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: The auspicious circumstances under which you will…

State of the Union Address (1817)

Fellow—Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: At no period of our political existence…

Second Inaugural Address (1821)

I SHALL not attempt to describe the grateful emotions which the new and very distinguished…

First Inaugural Address (1817)

I SHOULD be destitute of feeling if I was not deeply affected by the strong…

Monroe Doctrine

[This is an abridged version of the document.]   Seventh Annual Message to Congress Fellow-Citizens…