Listen: Abraham Lincoln, Congress, Henry Clay discussed on John Batchelor
"The Mexican war. When the when the United States wins, the Mexican more and takes huge territories in the west, not to mention, Texas and California whole west and much of it now has to be decided whether it is going to be flavor free and with that ABRAHAM LINCOLN enters the congress, right? So chase is creating a constitutional argument arguing that the founders did not intend slavery to continue. They they were in innate abolitionist fat. And he finds the ordinance of seventeen eighty seven which ended slavery, and what becomes the the midwest? Then called the north west. Those are all very powerful doc doc arguments that Lincoln joins in but Lincoln is holding back. And so we need to get him off to congress. He is he is on his way to congress in eighteen forty seven a sidebar here. This is his first trip to Lexington. And the first time he met Henry clay on his way, this is the fall of eighteen forty seven on its way to congress. Now, he's gonna be in congress by December a moment here because we began with Lincoln sense of inferiority his trip to Lexington to meet his father in law. Robert Todd for the first time to meet the Todd family and also to meet Henry clay was that satisfactory to Lincoln or d did it salaryman his memory? Lincoln has a complex relationship by now. With Henry clay was."