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Henry Clay; leader in Congress.

Helen Stone Peterson

Henry Clay; leader in Congress.

by Helen Stone Peterson

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Published by Garrard Pub. Co. in Champaign, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clay, Henry, -- 1777-1852

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    An easy biography of the American statesman best remembered for his initiation and support of political compromise to keep the Union together during the first half of the nineteenth century

    Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by Vic Dowd.
    SeriesDiscovery book
    ContributionsDowd, Victor
    The Physical Object
    Pagination80 p. :
    Number of Pages80
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22806637M
    LC Control Number68002719

    Henry Clay of Kentucky, John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, and Daniel Webster of Massachusetts dominated national politics from the end of the War of until their deaths in the early s. Although none would ever be President, the collective impact they created in Congress was far greater than any President of the era, with the exception of Andrew Jackson. Classic Senate Speeches: Henry Clay. Henry Clay In Defense of the American System. February 2, 3, and 6, From the nation's earliest days, Congress has struggled with the fundamental issue of the national government's proper role in fostering economic development.

    Henry Clay of Kentucky () enjoyed a distinguished political career, even though he never attained his greatest desire—the presidency. A pivotal Senate leader during the antebellum era, a period in Senate history marked by heated debates over slavery and territorial expansion, Clay first entered politics in Kentucky’s state house of representatives in Henry Clay, Life and Speeches of the Honorable Henry Clay, vol. 1, edited by Daniel Mallory (New York: Robert P. Bixby, ), Biography of Henry Clay The "Great Compromiser," Henry Clay, a native of Virginia, moved to Kentucky at the age of 20 and settled in Lexington.

    Henry Clay was one of the most powerful and politically significant Americans of the early 19th century. Though he was never elected president, he held enormous influence in the U.S. Congress. A part of his legacy that survives to the present day is that it was Clay who first made the position of speaker of the house one of the centers of power. The High School Student Congress is an immersive high school summer program for students interested in politics, leadership and public policy. Fifty rising high school seniors are selected to attend the weeklong academic summer program.


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Open Library. Featuring an inimitable supporting cast including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln, Henry Clay is beautifully written and replete with fresh anecdotes and insights. Horse trader and risk taker, arm twister and joke teller, Henry Clay was the consummate politician who gave ground, made deals, and changed the lives of by: Henry Clay, (), is a name many of us somewhat recognize from 19th Century U.S.

politics. He was The Great Compromiser; the mastermind behind both The Compromise of and ofboth of which avoided a national calamity. With Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and South Carolinas John C. Calhoun, Clay was part of the Great Triumvirate.4/5(). Klotter spent 14 years researching and writing “Henry Clay: The Man Who Would Be President,” just published by Oxford University Press.

chose it as the month’s best new history : Tom Eblen. A distinguished political leader whose influence extended across both houses of Congress and to the White House, Henry Clay Sr.

was born on Apin Hanover County, Virginia. Clay Born: Henry Clay, –, American statesman, b. Hanover co., Va. Early Career His father died when he was four years old, and Clay's formal schooling was limited to three years.

His stepfather secured () for him a clerk's position in the Virginia high court of chancery. There he gained the regard of George Wythe, who directed his reading. Clay also read law under. Henry Clay: leader in Congress.

[Helen Stone Peterson; Victor Dowd] -- An easy biography of the American statesman best remembered for his initiation and support of political compromise to keep the Union together during the first half of the nineteenth century. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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TV News. Top Animation & Cartoons Arts & Music Computers & Technology Cultural & Academic Films Ephemeral Films Movies News & Public Affairs. Clay was the face of Congress in the early 19th century.

He pioneered the role of political insider, inventing the rules and procedures that governed Congress for : Andrew Cayton. Henry Clay: leader in Congress.

[Helen Stone Peterson; Victor Dowd] -- A simple biography of the American statesman who initiated and supported political compromise to keep the Union together during the first half of the nineteenth century. CLAY, Henry, (father of James Brown Clay), a Senator and a Representative from Kentucky; born in the district known as "the Slashes," Hanover County, Va., Ap ; attended the Old Field School and St.

Paul's School in Hanover County, Va.; studied law in Richmond, Va.; admitted to the bar in and commenced practice in Lexington, Ky. Henry Clay Sr. (Ap – J ) was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and was the seventh House speaker and the ninth secretary of received electoral votes for president in the, and presidential elections.

He also helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Children: 11, including Thomas, Henry, James, John. Clay, Henry Henry Clay, mezzotint by H.S. Sadd, after a painting by J.W.

Dodge, Library of Congress/Washington, D.C. (Digital file no. LC-DIG-pga) Early years. Clay was born on a modest farm in Virginia during the American was the fourth of five surviving siblings.

A comprehensive biography of the statesman whom Abraham Lincoln called “the ideal politician.” By our lights, Henry Clay () was a bundle of contradictions. He was adamant about his right to own slaves, for instance, but he was just as adamant that slavery was : Harlow Giles Unger.

Henry Clay has books on Goodreads with ratings. Henry Clay’s most popular book is Henry Clay's Remarks in House and Senate.

Henry Clay () was a statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and served as the 9th Secretary of State. He helped found the Whig Party.The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to changing the nature of our country's political discourse.