John C. Calhoun passed away on 31st Mar 1850 aged 68.
John C. Calhoun is a member of the following lists: American proslavery activists, 19th-century deaths from tuberculosis and Democratic-Republican Party members of the United States House of Representatives.
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John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was an American politician and political theorist during the first half of the 19th century. Hailing from South Carolina, Calhoun began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government and protective tariffs. After 1830, his views evolved and he became a greater proponent of states' rights, limited government, nullification and free trade; as he saw these means as the only way to preserve the Union. He is best known for his intense and original defense of slavery as a positive good, his distrust of majoritarianism, and for pointing the South toward secession from the Union.
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