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    John C. Calhoun was (1782 – 1850) was known as the greatest south Carolinian in the united states history. john c. Calhoun was an American stateman he also was a political leader. He was known as the greatest south Carolinian in united states history because of what he accomplished and what he was known for doing. One accomplishments led him to be a part of the court of united states and vice president. He was the first American to ever sever all 3 terms in the united states court of laws. After serving all 3 terms he was later on elected to the house of representatives, he became vice president in 1821 under John Quincy ,and was known as a political congressmen, secretary of war, and the 7th vice president. He also established the…

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    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…

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    John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun was raised in the south but he was against slavery. I know this because in the book “John C. Calhoun: a Biography” the author states that John C. Calhoun was more of a southern type of man. My evidence is according to History.com the text states, “ John C. Calhoun was an U.S. spokesman for the slave-plantation, but he was fighting to free the slaves.” so John C. Calhoun was working in a branch of the government that dealt with slaves. He actually got into a…

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    John C. Calhoun was pro-slavery. He sees nothing wrong with slavery and just like the majority of the southerners. The southerners and Calhoun wanted to “preserve quiet” as said in his speech on slavery and the Compromise of 1850. They wanted this silence because they knew it would endanger the union. Most importantly the South wanted the silence because it would “weaken, if not destroy, the political ties which united them with their respective parties in the other section.” Eventually it could…

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    Before the events of the Nullification Crisis took place, Andrew Jackson appointed John Eaton as his Secretary of War. John Eaton had married a tavern maid woman by the name of Margaret Peggy. Consequently, when he married Peggy, it caused John Eaton to become plagued with scandal because of high-status women in Jackson’s political party began to slander and gossip about Peggy marrying out of her social class. Floride Calhoun, the wife of Andrew Jackson’s vice president, was the ringleader of…

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    increasing presidential power, and imposing and enforcing unconstitutional acts. Since he was a part of the federal government, Andrew Jackson was very controlling and concerned with maintaining the government’s power. Jackson helped the federal government by gaining strength. One way he helped the government was during the Nullification Crisis. Proposed by John C. Calhoun, Jackson’s vice president, the Nullification Theory allowed states to null or void a law by the federal government. This…

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    Nullification Crisis- 1832-1833 The Nullification Crisis began when Congress passed the ‘Tariff of Abominations’ in 1828. The Tariff angered the South, as they felt that the Tariff only benefitted the North and slowed their economy. John C. Calhoun led the nullification movement, taking ideas from the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions as well as the Tenth Amendment. His theory of nullification stated that the federal government only existed at the will of the states, and therefore if a state…

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    Articles of Confederation to the ratification of the Constitution in June, 21 1788, the concept of the power that is held between the state and the federal government in the United States was that of a blur. An example of this blur was the Nullification Crisis in which it was strongly supported by South Carolinian and vice President John Caldwell Calhoun and took place from 1832 to 1833 under the presidency of Andrew Jackson. Influenced heavily by constitutional philosophies such as the tenth…

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    Many people who live in the United States appreciate the Constitution as well as the supreme power of the government to regulate things. Daniel Webster was an influential man when it came to the authority of the federal government. He voiced his response to Vice President John C. Calhoun after the state of South Carolina resisted the Tariff of 1828 because they believed that it would raise the cost of importing manufactured goods that would benefit the Northern States. The state of South…

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    Slavery in America began in the early 17th Century. Slavery continued to be practiced for the next 250 years by the colonies and the states. John C. Calhoun wrote “ Slavery a Positive Good” speaks of slaverys benefits. Frederick Douglass made an argument for black nationalism, which his speech was “ The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” . Also the next text is “Slavery a Positive Good” by John C. Calhoun. In this speech, Calhoun argues that slavery is a “positive good” for blacks. He…

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