Born in Abbeville, South Carolina (on the frontier) on March 18, 1752. He became a United States Representative, senator, secretary of war, secretary of state, and vise president. He was a political sparring partner with John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay. He is easily remembered for rallying cries for "states' rights" and "nullification." He died on March 31, 1850 of tuberculosis at age 68.
Was Jackson's vice-president
(1829-1833) and (1833-1837), Indian removal act, nullification crisis, Old Hickory," first southern/ western president," President for the common man," pet banks, spoils system, specie circular, trail of tears, Henry Clay Flectural Process.