Rough Draft of What is Called the South Carolina Exposition

John C. Calhoun, Union and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun, ed. Ross…

Fort Hill Address

[This is an abridged version of the document.]   The question of the relation which…

Speech against Clay’s Compromise Measures

I have, senators, believed from the first that the agitation of the subject of slavery…

Speech on the Oregon Bill

[This is an abridged version of the document.] The first question which offers itself for…

Disquisition on Government

. . . To perfect society, it is necessary to develop the faculties, intellectual and…

Conquest of Mexico

"RESOLVED, That to conquer Mexico and to hold it, either as a province or to incorporate…

Slavery a Positive Good

I do not belong, said Mr. C., to the school which holds that aggression is…