Calhoun's Democracy

  title={Calhoun's Democracy},
  author={Charles Maurice Wiltse},
  journal={The Journal of Politics},
  pages={210 - 223}
  • C. Wiltse
  • Published 1 May 1941
  • History
  • The Journal of Politics
John C. Calhoun regarded himself as a Jeffersonian, even as have all Democrats since the party first emerged as a political power; and he did indeed draw as freely as he could from the conservative side of the tradition.! He considered the party division of his own day to be merely a continuation of the rift that separated Jefferson and Hamilton,' and he believed as sincerely as did Jackson himself that special privilege is incompatible with the logic of democracy. To Calhoun, however… 
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