Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Henry Clay

Henry Clay:
In the election of 1848, clay should have been nominated by whigs but they nominated Taylor because Clay had made too many speeches and too many enemies. Clay, however, never went away and became one of the "immortal trio" along with Calhoun and Webster for the last time. The "Grat Compromiser" (Clay) propsed a series of compromises to satisfy the South that wanted secession and the North. He urged that North and South make concession and that the North partially yield by enacting a more feasible fugitive slave law. The compromises were approved but Calhoun wanted southern rights in them and Webster agreed with Clay.

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