Anyone familiar with 19th-century American history will recognize John C. Calhoun as the man who, more than anyone else, represented the antebellum South. He, along with John Randolph of Roanoke, Virginia, provided much of the intellectual heft behind the character and institutions of the South and defined its position as a distinct economic and cultural region within the greater Union.
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Remembering John C. Calhoun (March 18, 1782–March 31, 1850)
One of President Trump’s last acts in office offered his view of American history. Just a few days before Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trump administration released both the 1776 Commission Report and the list of statues for the proposed National Garden of American Heroes. (more…)
After the mostly peaceful pro-Trump protests on January 6, 2021, domestic politics moved further along the road to instability and blood in the United States. When and if the United States gets through this rough patch, future generations will look back and compare Nancy Pelosi to John C. Calhoun. (more…)