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John C Calhoun was a man of very high stature and intelligence His ideas and thoughts were expressed very sternly and backed up with concrete evidence Of course not everyone agreed with Calhouns thoughts and procedures The man knew himself and his ideas would somehow make a difference in the way that Canada and the United States would grow and be governed At the time in which John was voicing his opinions many different issues were in the hot seat A major concern was the slavery in 1838 The public was in an outcry over the touchy issue John of course did not hesitate to voice his true thoughts Other concerns such as the concurrent majority and the rights of the States were among many of Johns concerns To truly understand the opinions of this man we must first of all look at the reasons for his positionsSlavery was without a dought the biggest issue in the 1830s There were many many attempts to stop the use of slaves among our society To the majority of the population that this was a positive movement and a step in the right direction To Mr Calhoun this was not the case He can be quoted as saying Many in the South once believed that slavery was a moral and political evil That folly and delusion are gone We see it now in its true light and regard it as the most safe and stable basis for free institutions in the world This idea is very complex and needs to be evaluated carefully In a different light John has a very good point No one liked the idea of slavery It seems morally inadequate and wrong John believed that it set a pathway for free institution Resulting form slavery he believes that society learned the basic skills for free institution In actuality he did not necessarily believe that slavery was a good thing John simply believed that it
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