Calhoun left the legislature in 1817 to turn out to be President James Monroe’s secretary of struggle and devoted himself to strengthening the state’s military. He succeeded, spurring revitalization of the U.S. Navy Academy at West point beneath the management of Superintendent Sylvanus Thayer and improving the military’s administrative structure with reforms that persisted into the twentieth century. ‘If ever there was perfection carried into any department of the public service,’ one federal reputable wrote, ‘it was that which Mr. Calhoun carried into the warfare department.’
Calhoun’s achievement in improving the country’s conflict-making competencies got here at the rate of a more potent, much less frugal federal authorities. Now not everybody become thrilled. ‘His schemes are too grand and fantastic…,’ a detractor in Congress wrote. ‘If we had a sales of one hundred million, he could be at no loss the way to spend it.’
A primary crisis seemed coming near near until Senator Henry Clay long-established the Compromise Tariff of 1833.