I'm doing a research paper for my independent study honors English class on two of my favorite figures in history: Henry Clay and Abraham Lincoln.
Basically my thesis is going to be that Henry Clay deferred secession while Abraham Lincoln and his election acted as a catalyst. From my research, it doesn't seem that comparing Clay and Lincoln's similarities and exploring their different roles are done very often; I haven't been able to find anything really written on the subject.
Well, what do you think? Any words of wisdom, fun facts?
I'm really excited about this paper!
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
- T.S. Eliot
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