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Disquisition on Government

Coverage: 1 v. Charleston, S.C.: Walker and James, 1851

Additional Information: Vice President under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson, Calhoun (1782-1850) was well-known as a symbol of the Old South and as an advocate for slavery and states' rights. In this treatise he discusses such topics as the party system and trial by jury, praises the constitutions of ancient Rome and modern England and suggests their superiority to the constitution and government of the United States.

1 (1851)