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John C. Calhoun
March 17, 1782 John Calhoun born, Abbeville District, South Carolina
  John C. Calhoun
December 11, 1811 John Calhoun, a war hawk, calls for the United States to go to war with Great Britain on the floor of the U. S. Senate.
  John C. Calhoun
December 8, 1817 John Calhoun accepts position in James Monroe's cabinet as Secretary of War.
  John C. Calhoun
December 26, 1817 John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, orders General Andrew Jackson, in command of American forces in the Southeast, to cross into Florida (then claimed by Spain) to protect Georgia settlers from the Seminole Indians.
  John C. Calhoun
March 3, 1825 John Calhoun completes his term as Secretary of War
  John C. Calhoun
July 26, 1831 In his Fort Hill Address: On the Relation which the States and General Bear to Each Other, John Calhoun iterates the doctrine of nullification.
  John C. Calhoun
December 28, 1832 John Calhoun resigns as Vice President of the United States
  John C. Calhoun
March 3, 1843 John Calhoun resigns from the Senate to work on his final bid to be President
  John C. Calhoun
July 27, 1848 The U. S. Senate passes the Clayton Compromise, a solution to the issue of slavery in the territories. It essentially let the courts decide the issue. Among those voting for the bill, which passed 33-22 were John C. Calhoun, John Berrien, Lewis Cass, and Jefferson Davis.
  Lewis Cass
  Henry Clay
  Slavery in Georgia
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  John C. Calhoun
January 15, 1849 Democrat John C. Calhoun, who had tried to unite the South across party lines with his Southern Address runs headlong into the Whigs headed by Alexander Stephens and John Clayton. They wanted the proposal tabled, finally resigning when it wasn't.
  Henry Clay
  Alexander Stephens
  John C. Calhoun
March 31, 1850 John Calhoun dies, Washington, D. C. from tuberculosis.
  John C. Calhoun
February 20, 1854 Calhoun County created
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Calhoun County, Georgia
  John C. Calhoun






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