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Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster

Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster

by H.W. Brands,
The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 9, 2018

In the first half of the 19th century, “the Great Triumvirate” — Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster — dominated American politics. Promoting the interests of the West, South and North, these three great orators played pivotal roles in the controversies of their era: the War of 1812, internal improvements of banks, tariffs and slavery.

 

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