the Great Compromiser


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Noun1.the Great Compromiser - United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)the Great Compromiser - United States politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
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"The Great Compromiser," as Clay was called by this time, had one more mediating trick up his sleeve.
Time is the great compromiser. 'Project fear' would turn out to be 'project not-quite-as-bad-as-we-thought'.
Yet to this day, he is best known as "The Great Compromiser", a man who pulled the young nation back from the brink of civil war with delicately balanced compromises on five separate, historic occasions (in 1820, 1821, 1833, 1836, and 1850).
It's interesting to look at Lincoln's 1852 eulogy for Henry Clay, who had acquired the sobriquet "the Great Compromiser" for his role in brokering the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850.
The most important Kentuckian since Henry Clay, McConnell knows how his hero Clay, who was called ''the great compromiser,'' failed to engineer Senate passage of a comprehensive compromise in 1850.