28 December 2014

Vice President Calhoun resigns


Vice President John C. Calhoun resigned today. Who? What? Why? Yes, Calhoun resigned his vice presidency today back in 1832. He was the seventh Vice President, serving from 1825 to 1832. He first served under President John Quincy Adams then under President Andrew Jackson. Calhoun and Jackson had major differences and a feud of sorts ensued until finally Calhoun became the first Vice President to resign.

Photo:
A Public domain photo of Calhoun.

On This Day is a prompt I started this month to further explore historical events. I will make every effort to keep events localized to that of my research or research I am conducting for others. However, from time to time, it will simply be a subject that captured my attention.
Some posts will be brief while others may be more detailed.
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.