In a report to Congress Secretary of War John C. Calhoun recommended a series of internal improvements. Among these improvements are the Inland Waterway connecting Boston to Savannah and a post road running from Maine to New Orleans.
Meeting in Columbia, John C. Calhoun and the Nullification convention formulates plans to usurp federal authority. They adopt an Ordinance of Nullification declaring the Tariffs of 1828 and 1832 "...null, void and no law."
John Caldwell Calhoun was a highly respected Senator from South Carolina who served as Secretary of War under Monroe and Vice-President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. As Vice President under Jackson, Calhoun precipitated the Nullification Crisis.