John C. Calhoun

US Vice President John C. Calhoun

Profession: US Vice President

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: A statesman and political theorist from South Carolina.

Best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as something positive, his distrust of majoritarianism and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union in 1860–1861.

Born: March 18, 1782
Birthplace: Abbeville, South Carolina, USA
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: March 31, 1850 (aged 68)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Married Life

  • 1811-01-08 US Vice President John C. Calhoun (28) weds Floride Bonneau (19)

Events in the Life of John C. Calhoun

  • 1828-12-19 Report by US Vice President John C. Calhoun defending the rights of states to nullify federal laws is presented to the South Carolina legislature but it takes no action
  • 1832-12-28 John C. Calhoun becomes 1st VP to resign (differences with President Jackson)

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