American Whig statesman: "The Great Compromiser"

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Who was he?

A U.S. statesmen who served as a rep of Kentucky and was in the House of Representatives and was Secretary of State.

What did he do?

Was a dominant figure, a leader in Congress from the War of 1812 to the Civil War. He had many different views and opinions which gained him the nickname "The Great Compromiser".


He negotiated many politically divisive issues. Famous for the American System, the Compromise Tariff of 1833, and the Compromise of 1850

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