Henry Clay

Evidence: Henry Clay quieted the controversy between northerners and southerners over the expansion of slavery and also delayed secession and civil war for another decade.

Warrant 1.1: Henry clay the "Great Compromiser" drafted legislation to reduce the conflict between slave states of the south and the free states of the north.

Warrant 1.2: the comprise of 1850 passed in September of 1850 and delayed secession and civil war for another 10 years.

Warrant 1.3: He played a central role in shaping and ensuring passage of the most critical sectional compromises of the antebellum period.

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