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    John Calhoun

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    A boy of Scotch-Irish descent, whose ancestors had settled in Pennsylvania before travelling through mountains to resettle in southern territory, he was born in 1782 in the Abbeville district of South Carolina on March 18. His family was not rich, nor were they poor; they owned slaves and were regarded not as a part of the ostentation associated with slave-holding at the time but rather as a simple, farm family. His father had an interest in politics and participated locally, something that ultimately

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    Clay, Calhoun, Webster

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    Clay, Calhoun, Webster In 1816, soon after the end of the War of 1812, the British, who had failed to defeat the Americans in battle, attempted to shut down the newly formed American manufacturing business. They were sending over materials to the U.S. and extremely low prices in an effort to crate a stronghold over the U.S. These actions lead to the Tariff of 1816, which placed a 20-30% tax on all imported goods, in an attempt to protect U.S. industries. Strong debate arose over these issues

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    John C Calhoun Analysis

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    April 2014 John C Calhoun As “The Champion of the South”, John C Calhoun often threatened the unity of the nation. John C Calhoun was a War hawk who had a desire to go to war with Great Britain. He developed the Nullification theory, a theory that changed Southern government. He defended the idea of slavery, calling it “a positive good”. His ideas and theories had a great impact on the South’s secession and also his desire to annex Texas led to a war with Mexico. John Caldwell Calhoun was born on March

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    The political career of John Caldwell Calhoun spanned over forty years. By the time of his death and despite never achieving his greatest ambition of holding the nation’s highest office, his achievements in the lesser offices he held throughout his life allowed Calhoun to become one of the most distinguished, respected, and admired statesmen in the history of the United States. Serving in both the House and the Senate of Congress, serving as Secretary of War and Secretary of State, serving in the

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    John C. Calhoun John C. Calhoun (1782-1850) was an American politician and political theorist. He was secretary of war, secretary of state and soon resigned to become a senate. Calhoun was the Vice president under both John Quincy Adams (1825-1829) and Andrew Jackson (1829-1832). He was born in South Carolina and graduated from Yale with a law degree. John Calhoun was a very active politician which helps develop the relationship between Jackson and Calhoun. Jackson and Calhoun had a very rocky

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    John C. Calhoun: John C. Calhoun was born in Abbeville, South Carolina on March 18, 1782. Calhoun was known as the "cast iron man." His parents were Patrick Calhoun and Martha Calhoun. Most of his early childhood was spent on his father's plantation. He was educated at Yale University. He was an American statesman and a political theorist. Calhoun is from the democratic party. He was known to be in the Nullifier Party. From 1811-1850 John was married to Florid Calhoun. He is an inspiration

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    Analysis of The Disquisition of Government by John Calhoun The Disquisition of Government by John Calhoun was written as a document to primarily defend the ideologies of the South. It was a work of that elaborated on John Calhoun’s Political Theory, which mentions the idea of a “concurrent majority”, which is that a concurrent majority on an issue is one composed of an agreement of the most important minority interests in a society. He believed that a constitution having a majority behind

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    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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    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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    John Caldwell Calhoun was born in Abbeville, South Carolina on March 18, 1782. John's parents had came to the United States with the wave of Scottish-Irish immigrants because of the Great Potato Famine. His father died merely two years after settling in on the eastern seaboard, leaving Mrs. Calhoun widowed with five children: four boys and one girl. Some years later, John's sister followed suit and passed away as well. Earlier, at the age of 13, John had been sent to live with his brother-in-law

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