John C. Calhoun

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John Caldwell Calhoun
John C Calhoun by Mathew Brady, March 1849-crop.jpg
7th Vice President of the United States
In office
March 4, 1825 – March 4, 1832
PresidentJames Monroe
Preceded byDaniel D. Tompkins
Succeeded byMartin van Buren
Personal details
BornMarch 18, 1782
DiedMarch 31, 1850

John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was the Vice President of the United States for John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Calhoun was Vice President under two different presidents. He is one out of two Vice Presidents who did this; George Clinton served under two presidents as well. Calhoun's father was an Irish immigrant. Calhoun is probably best remembered for his strong belief in supporting nullification, which said any US state had the right to reject a federal law if it wanted to. Jackson hated nullification and this disagreement started the feud between him and President Andrew Jackson. Calhoun was the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office, doing so on December 28, 1832.[1]

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  1. "Calhoun resigns vice presidency". History (U.S. TV channel). Retrieved 26 December 2011. Text "History" ignored (help)