John C. Calhoun

By: Gabriela And Carlisle

Biography

Calhoun was a US Statesman and spokesman for the slave-plantation system of the antebellum South. As a congressman he helped steer the US into war with Great Britain and established the Second Bank of the United States. Calhoun later went to serve as U.S. secretary of war, vice president and briefly as secretary of state.

Significance

Calhoun was a key role in the building of America. He established the Second Bank of the United States, and devoted much of his remarkable intellectual energy to defending slavery.
Calhoun's Prophecy.wmv

citations

Calhoun's Prophecy.wmv. 2010. Calhoun's Prophecy.wmv. 4 Jan. 2010. Web. 10 Nov. 2014. <http://youtu.be/oWXsb4mfqVo>.


"John C. Calhoun." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 08 Nov. 2014. <http://www.history.com/topics/john-c-calhoun>.


"John C. Calhoun: He Started the Civil War." History Net Where History Comes Alive World US History Online John C Calhoun He Started the Civil War Comments. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2014. <http://www.historynet.com/john-c-calhoun-he-started-the-civil-war.htm>.