Although never elected President, Henry Clay was the heart of the Whig Party
compromise about slavery and states’ rights under
Lincoln, Grant and their successors while the Democrats became states’ rights advocates after the Civil War. This orientation existed until it was reversed during
the Democratic administration of Woodrow Wilson (1912)
when the Democrats became the party of a strong central government, which is where its stands today, with the Republicans standing more for reserving more power to the states and less to the Federal government. This 20th Century shift in roles of our two major parties resulted in states' rights supporters, particularly in the South, abandoning their Democratic affiliations and becoming Republicans.
Trump at N.Y.M.A., the only time he wore a uniform
His higher education continued at Fordham University in the Bronx for two years after which he transferred to the University of Pennsylvania where his older brother had matriculated. He majored in business there and while he certainly benefited from the courses provided by the University’s Wharton School of Business to the University’s undergraduate business majors, he did not participate in the Wharton’s School’s prestigious graduate programs. After graduation, he went into his family’s business. Information as to where he stood in his class was not available to researchers, although Mr. Trump has claimed he graduated first in his class.