Calhoun, Henry Clay, Robert Young, and Andrew Jackson Essay

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Calhoun was born on March 18th 1782 in Abbeville South Carolina. He received his Education at Yale Collage. He started off in the Political Field and began as a nationalists, modernizer and proponent of a strong national government. Then after 1835 he switched to states rights, limited government, nullification, and free trade. He was best known for his defense of slavery and pointing south toward succession. He did hold big political offices like United States Representative, United States Senate, Vice president, and Secretary of War and State. He usually affiliated democratic.. He was distrustful of democracy and minimized the Second Party System in South Carolina. He defended slavery, and defended the positive good. Calhoun died March 31, 1850 in Washington, D.C. Henry Clay was born in Hanover County Virginia, on April 12 in 1777. He started off as a lawyer and moved to Lexington, Kentucky. His political career started in 1803, when he was elected into the Kentucky General Assembly. Clay pushed for liberalization of the states constitution, and he opposed the Alien and sedition Acts strongly. He served in the U.S. Senate. In 1811 he was elected into the U.S House of Representatives and served as the Speaker of the House. He was one of 5 delegates who negotiated a treaty with Britain. He pushed for independence which resulted in the Missouri Compromise. He was best know for promoting several major compromises for the freedom of slaves. He ran for presidency against Adams and lost. But in 1820 Adams elected him as his Secretary of State. Henry Clay died on June 29, 1852 in Washington D.C. Robert Young Hayne was born November 10, 1791 in South Carolina. He wasn’t able to pay for collage education so he studied law under a man by the name of Langdon Cheves. He served briefly in the militia during the war of 1812. After he returned he was elected the state

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