Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster

Here’s historian H. W. Brands giving a presentation on the great triumvirate: Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster.

The video’s description reads, “Author H.W. Brands discussed 19th century political figures Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster. He explained why the three statesmen were critical to American politics between the War of 1812 and the Compromise of 1850. Mr. Brands is a history professor at the University of Texas at Austin. The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and the Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies at Grand Valley State University co-hosted this event.”

It’s not a perfect presentation. I disagree with a couple of his points, but overall it’s pretty good.



  1. Nancy Abbott · · Reply

    This lecture is messed up. I tried starting it twice and it has him talking over himself.

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. It might be a glitch they’ll fix once they find it, Nancy. I watched it off my DVR, so I didn’t see the internet version. I’ll try to notify them about the problem.

    2. Nancy, I just listened to it and had no problems, so perhaps it’s a connection problem on your end.

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