Southern Gentleman

Right now I’m sitting in my favorite class, Early American Republic, trying to focus on a lecture on States’ Rights and the conflict between President Andrew Jackson and his first Vice-President John C. Calhoun. While I certainly don’t agree with him, Calhoun’s antebellum Southern-style politics are fascinating. And yet the only thing I’m really pondering right now is how Calhoun went from stud:


to this:

… And as I’m drafting this, my professor just brought this up! In my professor’s words, he went from Tom Cruise to Doc in Back to the Future. Crazy, huh?

~ Sarah