Henry Clay, the American Union, and the Causes of the Civil War

Henry Clay, the American Union, and the Causes of the Civil War

This seminar uses Henry Clay’s political philosophy to explore early-to- mid nineteenth-century debates on American nationalism and state sovereignty. Though Clay’s generation viewed itself the heirs of the Founding Fathers, their political debates and philosophies of American nationality established the sectional foundation that would lead to secession and civil war. This seminar will engage Clay’s views alongside his leading political contemporaries: John C. Calhoun, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln.

Participants will tour AshlandThe Henry Clay Estate, a historic house museum dedicated to preserving the legacy of Henry Clay.

Free

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Dates
October 15, 2021 -
October 17, 2021
Times
6:00 PM EDT
12:00 PM EDT
Location
Lexington, KY
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