-Jackson's secretary of state, held most advantage vs. Calhoun in becoming Jackson's succesor due to skill in timing and tactic.
-Jackson leaned on Buren for advice and help to sooth the 'ruffled feathers' of rejected office seekers
Jackson's Attorney general.
-In 1831 says, that Blacks are a seperate and degraded people'
Was Secretary of the Treasury under Jackson after McLane was fired and was ordered by Jackson to stop putting government money in the Bank. Instead he deposited federal money in state banks. He eventually was appointed by Jackson as Chief Justice, and ruled over the Dread Scott case
Issue of nullification was intnsely debated.
Hayne believed the nullification gave states a way to lawfully pretest againt federal legislation.
Webster Argued that the U.S. was not a pact among independent states, and that the welfare of the nation should override that of one individual state.
1832 Black Hawk War erupted, under cheif Black Hawk, bands of suak and fox, sought to occupy land that they had abandoned the previous year.
-Facing famine and hostile sioux they were simply seeking a place to riase a crop of corn.
-Illinois militia mobilized to expel them, chased them to Wisconsin territor, Black Hawk surrendered,
War was known not for what happened to Indians, bt for 2 Kentuckians who participated, later to be pitted against eachother. Jefferson Davis & Abraham Lincoln
-John Calhoun said the states could use this if they felt that a law was unconstitutional
-At President B-day Dinner of 1830, Van Buren convinced Jackson to give a toast denoouncing this principle.
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