[ kal-hoon, kuhl- ]


  1. John Caldwell, 1782–1850, vice president of the U.S. 1825–32.

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Many contemporary providers aren’t aware of those offensive diagnostic frameworks, Calhoun says, but the cultural legacy of that racism is still widely felt in communities of color.

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Calhoun says any real solution needs to take a step backward and investigate why many people either cannot or choose not to seek help.

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Increased use of language interpretation could be an essential tool for expanding access, Calhoun says.

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In the end, Calhoun slowed the process for several weeks, but the legislation passed anyway.

Calhoun's new tactic of obstruction didn't come into common usage immediately.

But, together, Webster, Clay, and Calhoun delayed the Civil War for 40 years.

From the 1820s to the 1850s, the upper house was dominated by Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, and John Calhoun.

Calhoun supported state nullification of federal laws and gave a speech to Congress titled “Slavery as a Positive Good.”

Invoking Wilberforce allows conservatives like DeMint to pretend that he, not Calhoun, is their moral lodestar and inspiration.

In a speech on the Senate floor in 1837, Calhoun defended slavery as a “positive good” and not a “necessary evil.”

Calhoun Bungstarter touched his arm, and the young man blushed.

Thus Calhoun began his public career as an advocate of war with Great Britain.

Whatever abilities Mr. Calhoun may have had for the law, it does not appear that he practised it long, or to any great extent.

As the incumbent of this office for two terms, Mr. Calhoun did not make a great mark in history.

In the defence of Southern interests Mr. Calhoun in the Senate at first appealed to reason and patriotism.


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