Back in Montpelier, no decision about career yet, but Madison soon had a patriotic spirit. State and regional politics attracted him. In 1775, he joined the Orange County Safety Commission. A year later, he attended the Virginia Conference. Book And she lived happily ever after poster. In addition to adopting revolutionary steps, this Conference developed the Constitution for the state of Virginia. In the years 1776-1777, he joined the town’s Assembly Hall of Representatives, and in 1778-1780, joined the State Council, but weak health prevented him from joining the army.