A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
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The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism.Topics in AgeTags in Fanaticism, Interval, Doubt, Men
Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.Topics in Uncategorized
|Birth:||18th March, 1782|
|Death:||31st March, 1850|
John Caldwell Calhoun was born in Abbeville, South Carolina, USA. He was an American politician. He served as the 7th Vice President of the United States from 1825-1832. He began his political career as a nationalist, modernizer, and proponent of a strong national government and protective tariffs. He served as the United States Senator from South Carolina from 1845-1850. He also served as the United States Secretary of State, Secretary of War, and House of Representatives from South Carolina's 6th district from 1811-1817. He earned a BA degree from Yale University in 1804. He studied law from Tapping Reeve Law School in Litchfield, Connecticut. He was admitted to the South Carolina bar in 1807. He is remembered for strongly defending slavery and for advancing the concept of minority rights in politics, which he did in the context of defending white Southern interests from perceived Northern threats.
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