Stars Martin Gabel. Webster defies his abolitionist supporters and sacrifices his chance for the presidency to support the Compromise of 1850. Believing the measure necessary to prevent secession, the senator decides to “stand by the Union” rather than oppose slavery at all costs. Issues: the likelihood of civil war, sectional interests vs. Unionism, and the costs of compromise.
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