John C. Calhoun was a U.S. statesman and spokesman for the slave-plantation system of the South. He explains in this article that slavery gives people more serious opportunities to better themselves because of slaves. This source allows students to examine the supposed justifications for slavery and challenge the assumptions made by slaveowners.
- Primary Sources
- Subject: Rights and Responsibilities
- Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12