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PARTY INFORMATION

Abbreviation

Nul

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Link

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United States

Founded

00/00/0000

Disbanded

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0

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Posted 11/18/2006, Updated 1/2/2011

Historic Overview

The Nullifier Party was a short-lived political party based in South Carolina in the 1830s. Started by John C. Calhoun, it was a states' rights party that supported the Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions, holding that States could nullify federal laws within their borders. They had several members in both houses of the United States Congress between 1831 and 1839. Calhoun outlined the principles of the party in his South Carolina Exposition and Protest (1828), a reaction to the "Tariff of Abominations" passed by Congress and signed into law by President John Quincy Adams. The party supported Calhoun ally John Floyd of Virginia for president in the 1832 election, and the state legislature gave Floyd South Carolina's 11 electoral votes, even though Floyd was not a candidate and had himself unsuccessfully tried to convince Calhoun to run for president.


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11/8/1836

US House Control

Nullifier Party Control

2.48%

11/11/1834

US House Control

Nullifier Party Control

3.31%

9/3/1833

SC - District 08

Warren R. Davis

50.37%

9/3/1833

SC - District 02

William J. Grayson

81.81%

9/3/1833

SC - District 05

John K. Griffin

100.00%

9/3/1833

SC - District 01

Henry L. Pinckney

87.24%

9/3/1833

SC - District 03

Thomas Singleton

55.65%

9/3/1833

SC - District 04

John M. Felder

100.00%

9/3/1833

SC - District 06

George McDuffie

70.46%

9/3/1833

SC - District 07

William K. Clowney

51.26%

12/5/1832

US President - Electoral Vote

John Floyd

3.85%

11/13/1832

US House Control

Nullifier Party Control

3.75%

11/5/1832

SC US President

John Floyd

100.00%

11/13/1830

US House Control

Nullifier Party Control

1.88%


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