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Henry Clay, John Calhoun, and Daniel Webster — the Immortal Trio or Great Triumvirate, as they were sometimes known — came of political age in the turbulent years after the success of the American Revolution. All three served in Congress; all three served in cabinets. They dominated American politics in the first half of the 19th Century, and the philosophical and ideological battles they fought with each other echoed the turmoil alive in the nation more broadly. The eminent historian H.W. Brands has written his newest book, Heirs of the Founders, about these three men. For this week’s podcast, we spoke with him about their legacy.