Term of Award

Fall 2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts in History (M.A.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Department

Department of History

Committee Chair

James Woods

Committee Member 1

Alan Downs

Committee Member 2

Lisa Denmark

Abstract

The object of this thesis is to examine the role of Joel R. Poinsetts role in the Nullification Crisis of 1832-1833 in South Carolina within the context of his previous experiences abroad. The work will analyze Poinsetts occupations before his role as leader of the Unionists in South Carolina to better understand his actions during the crisis. The work will also examine how his experience in the Nullification Crisis affected his time as secretary of war under Martin Van Buren.

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