Thompson, Waddy (1798-1868) Speech of Waddy Thompson of South Carolina, in the House of Representatives of the United States, being in Committee of the whole on the state of the union.
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Favors states' rights and criticizes former President Andrew Jackson as "a man who has done more to break down all the landmarks of the Constitution, and to consolidate all power in this Federal Government, than every other man who has preceded him." Opposes all programs favored by the industrializing North and West. Printed at the Madisonian Office, Washington, D.C.
Thompson was a lawyer from South Carolina. During the nullification crisis in 1835 he was elected by the legislature brigadier-general of militia. From 1835-1841 he was a member of congress, and was active as a leader of the Whig party. In 1840 he served as chairman of the committee on military affairs. In 1842 he was appointed minister to Mexico.
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