Why John C. Calhoun Supported States Rights

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JOHN CALHOUN: John C. Calhoun served as Adams vice president, Calhoun supported states rights. Calhoun to prevent the federal government from weakening states rights. John C. Calhoun was a very significant individual in the South and in our country. John C. Calhoun was a young war hawk that got elected to Congress. He favored going to war with Great Britain. He also served in the United States House of Representatives and was Secretary of War under James Monroe and Secretary of State under John Tyler. John Calhoun argued that states or groups could nullify, which meant to cancel, a federal law. Calhoun also argued that the states had the power to decide whether federal laws are constitutional. Calhoun said that it is to allow the
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