December 28, 1832

On December 28, 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first American Vice President to resign from office. He did so because of differences in ideology with President Andrew Jackson. He believed the rule of law should be followed and Jackson didn’t. When Calhoun resigned he told Jackson, “It’s not me, it’s you.”

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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