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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

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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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    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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    Interestingly, the John C. Calhoun statue, from Charleston's Marion Square, connotes different ideologies to different individuals. Many have a skewed view of the statue, and more importantly, the man behind the monument. John C. Calhoun was and remains a controversial figure in the history of South Carolina. Calhoun is remembered by his political prowess and stature. His political career was one of power, sophistication, and seeming success. Unfortunately, many do not view Calhoun in this manner. Despite

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    Politics in the 19th Century

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    Europe with many different ideas. In America, slavery and social reforms were a hotbed of debate sparking many controversy’s, one of which almost lead to the secession of South Carolina. No one besides Charles Fourier, Alexis de Tocqueville, and John C. Calhoun represented the potent cocktail of varying social ideas and political theory of the 19th century better. These three were unique in their ideas and have a very impacting legacy. Charles Fourier was a Utopian Socialist according to Karl Marx. Fourier

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    Civil War Project

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    he died ten years before the Civil War began, it has been said that John Caldwell Calhoun started the Civil War. His strong stand on promoting States’ Rights and slavery stirred up the people of the South to believe that they did have a voice against the actions of the Federal Government. His Southern upbringing, high level of education, and career in politics enabled John to influence the course of history. John Caldwell Calhoun was born in 1782 in Abbeville, South Carolina and was the son of a

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    Rice

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    because South Carolina, from her climate, situation, and peculiar institutions, is, and must ever continue to be, wholly dependent on agriculture and commerce, not only for prosperity , but for her existence as a state…" (Boller, pg.110) -John C Calhoun: South Carolina explosion and Protest (1828)  While the north was undergoing an "industrial revolution," the south remained agriculturally based. Rice, which was the first grown in South Carolina

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    Resolutions to look at early examples of state sovereignty. I will conduct internet research, review various books written at different times in history, review periodicals, including the Charleston Mercury, and review letters and speeches written by John C. Calhoun and Andrew Jackson during this period. Part B: Summary of Evidence Since the Constitution was ratified in 1787, the states have wrestled with the balance of power between the federal government and the individual states. As early as 1798

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    The purpose of government is to protect the fundamental rights of life, liberty, health and property, but differences in opinions as to what these rights could mean may create a conflict within society itself. As John C. Calhoun suggests, man is driven by his individual impulses, where his needs and desires are more important to him than the needs and desires of others in the community. It is for this reason that a government must be established so that it protects all people who have differing ideas

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    Cause of the American Civil War

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    Print Wahl, Jenny. "Slavery in the United State.” Feb. 2010. Web. 10 Mar. 2013 Scruggs, Leonard M. The Un-Civil War Shattering the Historical Myths. Universal Media, Web. 24 Mar. 2013 Clyde N. Wilson and W. Edwin Hemphill, editors, The Papers of John C. Calhoun, vol. 10, 1825-1829 Columbia. 1977. U of South Carolina P. April 2013 Freehling, William W. Civil War: The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina. New York City: Oxford University, 1965. Print. Latner, Richard B. "The Nullification Crisis

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