Part 3 - John C. Calhoun's last speech in the United States Senate: 1850
March 4, 1850 - U.S. Senator John C. Calhoun: Agitation of the subject of Slavery would, if not prevented, end in Disunion.
[Calhoun died March 31, 1850]
In the United States Senate: "I have, senators, believed from the first that the agitation of the subject of slavery would, if not prevented by some timely and effective measure, end in disunion."
"The agitation has been permitted to proceed, with almost no attempt to resist it, until it has reached a point when it can no longer be disguised or denied that the Union is in danger."
"Unless something decisive is done, I again ask, What is to stop this agitation before the great and final object at which it aims -- the abolition of slavery in the States -- is consummated? Is it, then, not certain that if something is not done to arrest it, the South will be forced to choose between abolition and secession?"
THE CAUSES BY WHICH THE UNION IS ENDANGERED
United States Senator (SC) John C. Calhoun
March 4, 1850
John C. Calhoun: Unitarian [denier of Christ's divinity, i.e., not a Christian], Scotch-Irish, South Carolinian, advocate of Slavery, States' Rights, and Nullification.
United States Senator (SC) (1845-1850)
United States Secretary of State (1844-1845)
United States Senator (SC) (1832-1843)
Vice President of the United States (1825-1832)
United States Secretary of War (1817-1825)
U.S. House of Representatives (SC) (1811-1817)
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