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John C Calhoun

John Caldwell Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782, in Abbeville, South Carolina, the son of a farmer. He received little formal education early in life, but was able to graduate with honors from Yale, in 1804. He remained in Connecticut to study law in Litchfield, but returned to his home state and was admitted to the bar in 1807. Calhoun served briefly in the state assembly from 1809 to 1811, where he helped establish a balance of power between the tidewater planters and the piedmont farmers. In...

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John C. Calhoun: the Starter of the Civil War

John C. Calhoun: The Starter of the Civil War If one person could be called the instigator of the Civil War, it was John C. Calhoun -- Unknown. The fact that he never wanted the South to break away from the United States as it would a decade after his death, his words and life's work made him the father of secession. In a very real way, he started the American Civil War. Slavery was the foundation of the antebellum South. More than any other characteristic, it defined Southern social, political...

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Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster and Their Differing Vi

Perhaps the three most influential men in the pre-Civil War era were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. These men all died nearly a decade before the civil war began, but they didn't know how much they would effect it. States' rights was a very controversial issue, and one which had strong opposition and radical proposals coming from both sides. John C. Calhoun was in favor of giving states the power to nullify laws that they saw unconstitutional, and he presented this theory in his...

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Presidents: John C. Calhoun and Major Accomplishments

the Constitution by the blood of our Fathers." Date of Death: June 8, 1845 Martin Van Buren Born: December 5, 1782 in Kinderhook, New York Wife and Children: Married to Hannah Hoes Children are Abraham, John, Martin, and Smith. Prior Career: State senator, state attorney general, U.S. Senator, Sec. of State, Vice President Party: Democratic Party Age when President: 54 years old Term in office: 1 term (1837-1841) Major Events: Panic of 1837...

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John C. Calhoun and The Problem With Southern Nationalism Rough Draft

battle, emerging victorious, thus proving themselves to be a competent world power. However, although the time period after the War of 1812 was dubbed the “Era of Good Feelings,” growing tension due to a sudden rise of southern nationalism under John C. Calhoun, too much involvement from the government, and disagreements over slavery created such disunion that the nation descended into utter chaos. The so-called “Era of Good Feelings” was, in fact, a misnomer – not only was it not a time of good feelings...

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Jackson vs. Calhoun and the Nullification Crisis

examples (Jackson vs. Calhoun-Part 1 1). However, the most controversial relationship between president and his assistant was between Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun. Their disagreements began very early on in Jackson's administration, and lasted until after the resolution of the Nullification Crisis. Nullification is the refusal of a state to recognize a federal law within its boundaries and deem that law unconstitutional. In this case, South Carolina, led by John C. Calhoun, refused to recognize...

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William Seward, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

William Seward, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster all served as legislator as either Senator or Congressman and then took positions in the executive branch of the government. William Seward and Daniel Webster were both members of the Whig Party, while John Calhoun was a member of the Republican Party. The Whig Party was a political party established during the time of President Jackson to oppose the policies of President Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. Members of the Whig Party...

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Sectionalism in the early-mid 1800s.

his ideas never went into effect. John C. Calhoun was the sectional representative for the south. He was an opinionated man, and believed the states should have more power than the federal government. Calhoun also strongly opposed the tariffs. The northern delegate was Daniel Webster. Webster, unlike Calhoun, believed that there should be a stronger federal government, and also supported tariffs. Even the presidential elections were linked to sectionalism. After John Quincy Adams narrowly won the heated...

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Andrew Jackson Short Biography

Jackson’s eight year tenure as president. (Miller Center of Public Affairs) However, Old Hickory had other issues to focus on also. In 1828, previous president John Quincy Adams approved the Tariff of Abominations which placed a high tax on foreign goods to help protect and strengthen northern industry. Jackson’s vice president, John C. Calhoun, was from South Carolina and fought for state’s rights by leading South Carolina to nullify or cancel the tariff because it hurt the southern economy while helping...

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"The Imperial Presidency of Andrew Jackson" This is an essay about the presidency of Andrew Jackson, and how his conflicts and personal attitude influenced the outcomes of his actions and policies.

rivalries with others, such as Vice President John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, which led Jackson to accept policies and veto those in which Calhoun would be identified with. For example, during the first year of Jackson's administration, some issues concerning internal improvement were halted, one being the Maysville Road Bill. For Van Buren, it was easy to bring Jackson into opposition to internal improvements and thus to federal programs with which Calhoun had long been identified (Tindall/Shi P.336)...

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