This is John C. Calhoun of South Carolina. I chose this portrait of him because he was an believer in slavery and a famous leader in the South. During the time of the protective tariff and the nullification crisis, he wrote "South Carolina Exposition and Protest" anonymously. This threatened the unity of the the states. He was also the Vice President until 1832 when he resigned because of the tariffs the government kept passing. He later became a great voice in the Senate.
John C. Calhoun was a huge political character for South Carolina over the 19th century. Succession was something he unintentionally worked for. He worked towards nullification and towards states rights. When he struggled to receive these items, he worked vigorously to make them right again. But he worked too hard to get equal representation...
The nullification crisis was a result of the different impact that protective tariffs had on the North and the South. A protective tariff is designed to raise import taxes on goods coming from foreign countries in order to make them more expensive than goods produced in the United States. This would benefit the emerging industries in the North. A protective tariff would raise the price of the goods that South Carolinians would buy from the industrial north or from Great Britain.
(The Nullification Crisis) dispute over a Protective tariff designed to increase taxes on imports to make foreign goods more expensive than goods produced in US. This only benefited the North industries, but increased prices for goods that SC purchased from either Northern or European businesses.