On Conservatism

Henry Clay and the Spirit of Compromise

By Samuel Postell ● Starting Points Journal ● 07/01/2018


Henry Clay attempted to render compromise a political virtue. In a time of weak parties, sectional strife, and agitation from abroad, Clay understood that the Speaker of The House needed to appeal to Republicans and Federalists alike if he wished to unify coalitions and pass substantive policy to affirm American independence, facilitate self-government, and urge economic progress.

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