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Point of Divergence
On July 28th, 1847, Henry Clay dies of a sudden heart attack. This has two main immediate effects: It causes a faster decline of the Whigs, and it causes the Compromise of 1850 to change. Though it is just a man dying five years earlier than in OTL, it changes the course of history.