Freedom Of Information Day- March 16
On March 16, 1751, a man was born who changed the face of the world forever. His name is James Madison and he was the fourth president of the United States and one of the prominent drafters of its constitution.
James was born in Port Conway, Virginia, the eldest brother of 11 brothers and sisters. His parents had a thriving tobacco plantation where he spent his childhood years. After his father's death, he inherited from him the large tobacco plantation, which covered an area of 5,000 acres, and became the largest landowner in Orange County, Virginia, and one of the most important citizens of the area.
During the 1780s he joined the politics of the region and worked successfully to establish a committee to draft a constitution for the United States. Madison stood out in his work on this committee, which convened in Philadelphia in 1787, so much so that he was considered by many to be the "father of the Constitution."
The Freedom of Information Act was enacted in the United States in 1966 on the basis of the American Constitution and is one of the important principles of democracy.
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