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Favorable or Unfavorable #295: John Floyd


Favorable or Unfavorable #295: John Floyd  

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John Floyd of VA is most famous for being the Nullifier candidate in 1832. Floyd, like Calhoun, arguably helps create the Whig Party, which was a coalition of National Republicans, Anti-Masons, and Nullifiers. However, like Calhoun, Floyd rejoins the Democrats as an anti-Jackson Democrat. Floyd was a slaveholder and his idea for gradual emancipation had less to do with guilt and more to do with seeing slavery as inefficient and possibly leading to more slave uprisings. 

His actions:

Floyd, John 1820 Begins advocating settling Oregon Country
Floyd, John 1822 Introduces bill to require Pres. Monroe to settle Oregon Country
Floyd, John 1824 Backs Crawford for pres
Floyd, John 1831 Gov of VA during Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion; recommends gradual abolition of slavery in aftermath
Floyd, John 1832 Nullifier nominee for Pres, selected by Calhoun, and wins SC's EVs
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