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John C. Calhoun

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1782 - 1850


Historical Period:
The 19th Century


Calhoun is one of the most important American politicians and political theorists in the first half of the 19th century. He served as a member of the House of Representatives, Secretary of War, Vice-President, and Senator. In his writings he was concerned with states rights, tariff policy, limits to federal power and majority rule, and slavery.



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