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About John C. Calhoun
John Caldwell Calhoun was an American political theorist and statesman who became the seventh vice president of the United States between 1825 and 1832. He was notorious for his strong defense of slavery and for promoting the political interests of the white South.
Calhoun was born to Patrick Calhoun and Martha Caldwell. He married Floride Bonneau Colhoun in 1811 and had 10 children including, Andrew Pickens, Jane, Elizabeth, John Caldwell Jr., Martha Cornelia, William Lowndes, and James Edward.
He served as vice president under John Quincy Adams from 1825 to 1829 and under Andrew Jackson from 1829 to 1832.
He served as the Secretary of War under former President James Monroe from 1817 to 1825.
He was named by John F. Kennedy as one of the five greatest senators of all-time.
In a 1997 film, titled Amistad, which showcased the battle surrounding slavery and some captives who rebelled in 1839 on the La Amistad ship, actor Arliss Howard portrayed Calhoun.
Several streets, schools and places have been named after him.
From 1844 to 1845, he served as Secretary of State under John Tyler’s administration.
His last words, prior to his death in 1850 after battling with Tuberculosis are “The South, the poor South”.
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Famous quotes by John C. Calhoun
The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.John C. Calhoun
John C. Calhoun's Popularity
John C. Calhoun was a famous American politician, who was born on March 18, 1782. As a person born on this date, John C. Calhoun is listed in our database as the 86th most popular celebrity for the day (March 18).
People born on March 18 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. John C. Calhoun is the 2295th most popular Pisces.
Aside from information specific to John C. Calhoun's birthday, John C. Calhoun is the 13698th most famous American.
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