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John C. Calhoun
Civil War Encyclopedia >> People - Other
March 18, 1782 John C. Calhoun born, Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mount Carmel, McCormick County), S.C
January 14, 1819 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.
March 4, 1824 In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Convention nominates Andy Jackson for President, and Calhoun for Vice-president. Calhoun subsequently withdraws from the race for President to run for Vice-President Pennsylvania
  Election of 1824
  Andrew Jackson
  Andrew Jackson
December 19, 1828 Vice President John C. Calhoun's South Carolina Exposition and Protest is presented to a state house committee formulating a response to the Tariff of 1828 South Carolina
  Nullification Crisis
November 19, 1832
November 24, 1832
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." South Carolina
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
March 3, 1843 John C. Calhoun resigns from the Senate to run for President in 1844 South Carolina
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
February 16, 1850 John C. Calhoun writes privately that the South "cannot with safety remain in the Union."
March 4, 1850 Too ill to deliver his prepared text to the Senate against Clay's plan, John C. Calhoun listens as Virginia Senator James M. Mason reads the text for him. South Carolina
  Speech by John C. Calhoun, March 4, 1850
  Compromise of 1850
  Henry Clay
March 7, 1850 Daniel Webster rises in the Senate and supports Clay's Compromise of 1850. John C. Calhoun is listening.
  Compromise of 1850
  Henry Clay
March 31, 1850 John C. Calhoun dies, Washington, D.C.


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.

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