Compare And Contrast Henry Clay And John C Calhoun

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The men that shaped our nation have been a part of our history for over hundreds of years. The most import men are Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hayne, and others. These men have taken multiple terms in office in different positions and made an impact in all of their offices held even in their hometown states. John C. Calhoun was a congressman who also ended up being a vice president, secretary of state, and U.S. secretary of war. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in South Carolina and lived there the majority of his life. He was also a leading voice for people who wanted slavery. Calhoun was one of the greatest war hawks during the war of 1812. After the treaty of Ghent he was responsible for establishing the second bank of the United …show more content…
He lived in South Carolina the Majority of his life and ended up passing away in North Carolina. He was elected into the lower house of the South Carolina legislature and after four years of holding that position he became to speaker of the legislature. Before he held that position he studied law and was admitted to the bar before he was 21. That is extremely rare for anybody to accomplish and he is one of the few to do it and be successful. After he was a part of the legislature he was a state attorney general for two years then got elected to the senate in 1822. He had an amazing career with the senate and ended holding that position for eleven years. He gave up his spot so John C. Calhoun could take over and run in the senate for a little bit. After he left the senate he was the governor in Charleston and then was the mayor for one year. After he was the mayor he took his focus on the railroad company and which was set to link Charleston to major …show more content…
He won in the battle of New Orleans and he was a popular person in the government ever since. He was later elected as president in 1828 were he was known as the people´s president. He founded the democrat party and promoted individual liberty. That is why people loved him and one of the many reasons why he was elected as president. If he didn’t win the battle in New Orleans he probably would not have been president and well known in American history. When he was younger he was captured by the British along with his brother. While he was held captive he got permanent scars due to lacerations in his face and hand. While they were both in captivity they got smallpox. Smallpox is a deadly disease if not treated in time and is very painful. His brother did not make it once he got smallpox. He ended up dying in British

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