It is not an extended essay but a rich tale, with all sorts of interesting subplots and asides.\n The Whigs were the "internal improvement" party, seeking to improve not only public transportation but also public morals and education, the treatment of prisoners and the insane, the protection of Indians, the rehabilitation of drunkards and prostitutes, and the future prospects of slaves. There would have been no Mexican war, no Wilmot Proviso [the attempt by some Northern Democrats to ban slavery in the new territories], and therefore less reason for the status of slavery in the territories to have inflamed sectional passions." clay would have saved and strengthened the Whig party; encouraged gradual, compensated emancipation of the slaves; and "probably would have avoided the Civil War of the 1860s.
Pages to are hidden for
"Manifesting Destiny"Please download to view full document