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Kentucky RisingDemocracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War$
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James A. Ramage

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780813134406

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.001.0001

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Henry Clay, Part Two

Henry Clay, Part Two

Champion of the Union

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(p.37) 2 Henry Clay, Part Two
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Kentucky Rising
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James A. Ramage

Andrea S. Watkins

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0003

Americans identified with Henry Clay as the symbol of the American eagle, the Genius of Liberty, and the champion of Union-saving compromises. Clay believed in the Union over the state and made his position clear in his numerous political positions. Believing that slavery was a necessary evil put Clay in the center of the debate, yet his stance enabled him to defend the Union to both abolitionists and the pro-slavery factions. Thanks to Clay, Abraham Lincoln even remarked that Kentucky must be a part of the Union.

Keywords:   slavery, Union, abolition, Kentucky, Lincoln, Henry Clay

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