John C. Calhoun's Defense Of Slavery

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John C. Calhoun believed there was a two-point argument in his defense of slavery. His first point stated that minority sections needed special protection. The second point stated that slavery was an institution that benefited everyone involved. When he was elected to U.S. Congress he defended his beliefs regarding slavery. Calhoun’s moral responsibility led him to conclude that Southerners are not wrong for rebelling against the abolishment of slavery. The south depended on slavery, and Calhoun advocated for them by presenting the positives of slavery. He didn’t believe that the Southerners should be punished for their way of life. Instead, he believed that they should be allowed to properly continue their traditions. Calhoun