John Calhoun's Rights Debate

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John C. Calhoun was born on March 18th, 1872 in Abbeville, South Carolina. He went to school at Yale University. After graduating from Yale in 1804 and having spent a brief amount of time studying law in a South Carolina law firm, Calhoun returned to Connecticut to study at Litchfield Law School. Once he went back to South Carolina, he was admitted to the bar in 1808 and began to try and win over his cousin Floride 's heart. John and Floride had nine children, and only seven of those survived to adulthood. Calhoun served in South Carolina 's legislature and was elected to the United States House of Representatives serving three terms (A). In 1812, Calhoun and Henry Clay, convinced the House to declare war on Great Britain. Calhoun was…show more content…
Daniel Webster was born on January 18, 1782 in Salisbury, New Hampshire. He often entertained the family and the tavern guests with readings and recitations. As he grew older he attended classes at the various houses where the schoolmaster boarded in succession around the township (H). At 14 he spent part of a year at Phillips Exeter Academy, and at 15 he entered Dartmouth College, where he was amazing at public speaking. After graduation he taught school and read law, going to Boston and studying in the office of a prominent lawyer (H). He began his own practice near home but moved to Portsmouth in 1807. He married Grace Fletcher, a clergyman’s daughter, and soon became a prominent member of the thriving seaport’s distinguished bar (H). He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1812, and in 1827, won a seat in the U.S. Senate. Webster ran for the U.S. presidency in 1836. Four years later he was became secretary of state. In 1842, Webster successfully established the Webster-Ashburton Treaty, resolving a dispute between the United States and Great Britain regarding the Maine-Canada border (I). State Daniel Webster was a big supporter of the Fugitive Slave Act law as can be seen being expressed in his infamous "Seventh of March" speech. He wanted high-profile convictions. The jury nullifications ruined his presidential aspirations and his last-ditch efforts to find a compromise between North and South (I). Webster led the prosecution against men accused of rescuing Shadrach Minkins in 1851 from Boston officials who intended to return Minkins to his owner; the juries convicted none of the men (I). Webster sought to enforce a law that was extremely unpopular in the North, therefore ruining his chances of
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