The Golden Age of the Senate

Senate historian Betty Koed described the pre-Civil War era once known as the “Golden Age” of the Senate. Dominated by Henry Clay, John C.… read more

Senate historian Betty Koed described the pre-Civil War era once known as the “Golden Age” of the Senate. Dominated by Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the era from 1820 to just before the war saw the Senate’s stature rise with great orators coming to the body, but the body was controlled by pro-slavery sentiment. close

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The Golden Age of the Senate

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Program ID:
455850-6
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 2018 | 6:50pm EST | C-SPAN.org

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  • Dec 05, 2018 | 6:50pm EST | C-SPAN.org