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  • Henry Clay's American System
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    Henry Clay's American System 1832 Background: Following the War of 1812, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and John Quincy Adams helped form a new political agenda, which promised to meet the needs of America. It was a new nationalist United States. Henry Clay's 'American System' was a neo federalist program of a national bank, a tariff to promote and protect industry's, and financial improvements. Parties Involved: Henry Clays started as lawyer In Richmond, Virginia. In 1797 he quickly acquired a re...
  • Daniel Webster And John C Calhoun
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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 hi...
  • Clay Secretary Of State
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    I chose Henry Clay as the person who I think should have been president instead of these four other men. These other men were incompetent, they lacked leadership, and they each didn't have much support. None of them had much drive or motivation to be a good president, and as for a couple of them, they didn't have much political background at all. Henry Clay, on the other hand would have made a fantastic president instead of these four men. Even though he had already run for president three times...
  • Henry Clay Frick And Andrew Carnegie
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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 wa...
  • Henry Clay
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    Henry Clay was a leading American statesman for nearly 50 years (Remini 02). Clay became known as the Great Compromiser because he repeatedly helped settle bitter disputes over slavery between the Northern and Southern states. His compromises did much to hold the nation together during the first half of the 1800's. Clay's charm, generosity, and eloquent speeches made him one of the most idolized figures of his time (Remini 04). He served as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, a U.S. se...
  • Henry Clay And John Quincy Adams
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    Kelley Briggs John Benton History 201 December 2, 2003 Henry Clay and the "Corrupt Bargain" Henry Clay was an American statesman for nearly two-thirds of his entire life. His remarkable skills as a political negotiator earned him the title of the Great Compromiser. Clay's most popular compromises involved reconciling the hostile arguments over slave-ownership between the Northern and Southern states in the early 1800's. Clay was known to be charismatic, a great leader, and to have a panache for ...

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