What Was The Conflict Between Andrew Jackson And His Vice President John Calhoun All About?


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Prior to the period of Andrew Jackson's presidency, Congress had passed some specific tarriff laws, that marked the promulgation of taxes on imports, which made products from the European nations and some other counties much more expensive. It was a major source of displeasure and annoyance for the South. Nevertheless it was Andrew Jackson's vice-president John C. Calhoun, who became an empathizer for the enraged southern states, advocating his full support for state rights.

According to Calhoun, the state governments should be given a larger magnitude of power than the federal government. He even went a step further to declare that states should have the right to nullify and cancel laws, which they believed to be clashing with the constitution. Surprisingly enough his president did not agree with him as he maintained his firm stance on maintaining the upper hand of the federal government over the state governments, fully believing in the fact that the dominant autonomy of the federal government was in the best interest of the nation.
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