October 24, 2017

Today in History: John C. Calhoun

[Cut of broom] To sweep the Augean Stable
Today in History–March 18–the Library of Congress features politician John C. Calhoun, born on this date in 1782. Calhoun served as a congressman, senator, secretary of war, secretary of state, and vice president of the United States but may be best known for his defense of slavery, particularly in relation to the Nullification Proclamation and the Compromise of 1850. Learn more about this states rights advocate from South Carolina by visiting the Today in History section and clicking the links below.

John C. Calhoun image set

John C. Calhoun political cartoons

John C. Calhoun books & other texts

John C. Calhoun correspondence

John C. Calhoun newspaper coverage 1836-1850

John C. Calhoun selected periodical articles

John C. Calhoun selected speeches

Related Today in History primary source collections

Primary Source Spotlight: Fugitive Slave Law

State Spotlight: South Carolina primary source collections

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