The Great Triumvirate: Calhoun, Clay and Webster
This seminar will focus on the political thought, statesmanship and diplomacy of Henry Clay, John C Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. Collectively known as the “Great Triumvirate” because of their dominance of the American political system for nearly half a century. These three men helped to shape and define the American conception of equality and liberty during the antebellum era.
This program will be conducted as a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents as the only readings (found here), and with the Discussion Leader facilitating the conversation, instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants, therefore, are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. All attendees will receive a Letter of Attendance at the end of the seminar. Click here to register.