John C. Calhoun … Rock Star?

David Bowie, John C. Calhoun, and Billy Idol

Whenever I see this picture of John C. Calhoun (who in addition to being Vice-President, served in both houses of Congress and as both Secretary of State and Secretary of War), I think of David Bowie and Billy Idol. Surprisingly, some of my 9th graders knew who those people were when I showed them Calhoun’s picture today so we tried to decide which he looks most like. We settled on Billy Idol.

What do you think?

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