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    Henry Clay: The Great Compromiser Henry Clay is probably the most famous Congressman to have never been elected President. He was known as the Great Compromiser, and was a member of the Congress for 40 years. Clay was a member of the "Great Triumvirate" along with Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun. In his time in Washington he ran for president 5 times, but was never successful. He founded the Whig party, and was instrumental in defining the issues of the second party system. He also served

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    Henry Clay was the first Speaker of the House that really helped to establish the position and increase the power. Clay served three terms as Speaker of the House and in those years demonstrated how his tactics were effective as well as successful. Henry Clay was personable, and his youth and assertiveness made him a popular choice for Speaker. Clay used his position to place his allies in important committees to achieve these goals. As Clay gained clout in the House of Representatives, he was

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    Henry Clay Biography

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    Mr. Henry Clay was born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia. Where Henry lived it was a house for a common planter at that time. His family had owned over 22 slaves, they were known as the planter class in Virginia. Reverend John Clay father of Henry was a Baptist minister and nicknamed “SIR John”. Henry’s mom Elizabeth Hudson Clay had nine children and Mr. Henry Clay was the seventh of the nine. Henry hadn’t actually went to school for education, his stepfather had set his unemployment

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    Henry Clay Frick In this paper I am going to talk about how Henry Clay Frick was an important man to our history and some things that he contributed. Not only was he a successful industrialist, but an art patron and a philanthropist. He was one of the most important people that helped put Pittsburgh on the map. It all started in a small town in Westmoreland county called West Overton. He was born in 1849 into a wealthy family not his parents but his grandfather had some money. His grandfather was

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    Henry Clay, one of America’s greatest legislators and orators, lived from 1777 to 1852. In his lifespan, Henry was a very successful attorney, a well respected farmer, a horse race enthusiast, and a “Great Compromiser”. The name “Great Compromiser” comes from the fact that Clay was very good at negotiation. With this skill at hand, Henry was able to avoid the Civil War until it could not be adverted. Born on April 12, 1777, Henry Clay was raised in Hanover Country, Virginia. His father, a Baptist

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    Clay was born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia. He was born to John Clay, a minister. His mother Elizabeth Hudson was After studying for the bar with the eminent George Wythe, Clay, at the age of 20, moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where he developed a thriving practice. He was blessed with a quick mind, a flair for oratory, and an ability to charm both sexes with his easy, attractive manner. That he loved to drink and gamble was no drawback in an age that admired both vices. Clay, ambitious

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    Throughout the course of American political history rarely has there ever been a rivalry as fierce and contested as that of the one between Tennessee’s Andrew Jackson, and Kentucky’s Henry Clay. During their extensive political careers the two constantly seemed to cross paths differing in terms philosophically and ideologically. Simply put, these two men profoundly shaped the American Antebellum period, specifically involving the 1820’s to the 1840’s. Their notions of what was best for the country

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    Perhaps the three most influential men in the pre-Civil War era were Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Daniel Webster. These men all died nearly a decade before the civil war began, but they didn’t know how much they would effect it. States’ rights was a very controversial issue, and one which had strong opposition and radical proposals coming from both sides. John C. Calhoun was in favor of giving states the power to nullify laws that they saw unconstitutional, and he presented this theory in his

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    Tuesday at 12:00pm- 12:30pm The audience for this cartoon was for both girls and boys. The characters were two boys and two girls. The reason why I believe that children would like this program is that there are a lot of singing and there is a lot of colors and the cartoons quality is great. There is also a lot of details with different patterns and textures that caught the attention of children under six years old. Moreover, because the four main characters have super powers that are used to help

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    Henry Clay Dbq

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    Early in his life, Henry Clay came to Kentucky from Illinois and was elected to Congress. He evolved into a diplomat , negotiating the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War of 1812. Soon after he was elected into the United States House of Representatives. With the petitioned statehood of Missouri in 1820, the nation faced its first crisis over whether or not to admit a state from the Louisiana Purchase as a free state or slave state. Henry Clay diffused this crisis by crafting the Missouri Compromise

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