The very personification of the Scotch-Irish in America, John C. Calhoun became one of America’s most famous statesmen and a forceful advocates of Southern Rights. A South Carolina native and honor graduate of Yale, he represented his State in the U.S. Congress where he became noted for this persuasive and passionate speeches. He also served as Secretary of State in the Monroe administration and two terms as vice-President of the United States. His theories on representative government, most of which are present here as “A Disquisition on Government”, was and remains among the strongest arguments for States” Rights in a republican form of government.
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