But although Calhoun's critical analysis was perceptive, his proposed solutions have not been regarded as serious contributions to the problem.
The Works of John C. Calhoun and American Democracy He denounced the Compromise ofwhich did not guarantee the right of Southerners to take their slaves into all territories of the Union.
A representative collection of essays by Calhoun scholars is John L. To examine the changing interpretations of Calhoun over the last century see the biographies by John S.
The best one-volume biography, with a better interpretive balance, is Margaret L. He declared his candidacy in but withdrew to accept appointment as secretary of state for the last year of John Tyler's term.
He had a gracious manner, and Daniel Webster and others not his partisans paid tribute to his character and integrity.
Constitution lacked the necessary restraints to prevent the majority from abusing the minority. John C.
He argued the right of a state to "nullify" a Federal enactment injurious to its interests if the state believed the law to be unconstitutional. The social contretemps over Peggy Eaton was involved, but more important was Jackson's discovery that Calhoun had criticized his invasion of Florida in