John C. Calhoun

John C. Calhoun

1782–1850

Nationality: American

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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