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Two events drove a wedge between President Andrew Jackson and Vice President John C. Calhoun: the Eaton affair and Calhoun’s endorsement of nullification.

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A brief biography of Andrew Jackson 1767 - 1845: 14
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John C. Calhoun
December 26, 1817 John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, orders General Andrew Jackson, in command of American forces in the Southeast, to cross into Florida (then claimed by Spain) to protect Georgia settlers from the Seminole Indians. March 3, 1825 ...

John Caldwell Calhoun
Resigning in 1832 because of political differences with Jackson, Calhoun was elected to the U.S. Senate and served until 1843. Appointed President Tyler's secretary of state, he secured the annexation of Texas. Elected again to the U.S. Senate in ...