His service to and impact on the country far exceeded, with one especially notable exception, that of nearly every President of his era.
Maybe they vaguely recall the name from some long ago high school class or college American History survey. At 34, Clay also became the youngest Speaker,  though Robert M.
Southerners in the House firmly opposed the Senate bill because it closed much of the West to slavery. Many of these young Representatives took a belligerent position towards Britain, and Clay was among them.
The most charming of fellows, a huge hit with the ladies, he was the best of company, a manly man admired and liked by his colleagues, friendly and congenial, always ready to put aside political differences for a party, a card game, a good strong drink.
Lexington was an established town boasting the first university west of the Appalachian Mountains Transylvania University. War were resolved in the Compromise of The senators also passed an amendment to the bill that prohibited slavery in the Louisiana Purchase territory north of 36 degrees and 30 minutes latitude with the exception of Missouri.
Clay ruled him out of order until the routine business had concluded. Prohibiting slavery north of 36—30 latitude, except for Missouri. He never, however, changed his view that slavery was a curse on both slave and master.
In fact, Adams did appoint Clay secretary of state, but he strongly denied this was part of any secret deal. Addison—Wesley Publishing Company, But legislators tend to be generally forgotten.
Henry Clay had a long political career. In John Clay, six generations before Clay, came to Virginia from England aboard the ship Treasurerand whose wife, Ann, arrived in aboard the ship Anne.
His age did not appear to have been noticed by any other Senator, and perhaps not by Clay. Clay wanted a gradual emancipation to take place, and as the President of the American Colonization Society, purposed to train them well, outfit them properly, and then send them back to Africa where he felt they would be happier.
They resented the fact that they had to pay more and would not reap the benefits. They believed the South wanted to get more land open to slavery. It was still used as a method of settling disputes of honor.
In an age when public speaking was not only a high art but a form of public and political entertainment, Clay was the chief practitioner. Missouri, if admitted, would be the first slave state completely west of the Mississippi. The Senate passed a bill allowing Maine to enter the Union as a free state and Missouri to be admitted without restrictions on slavery.
And perhaps this is where the problem of Clay's relative public obscurity lies. The following summer a considerable body of public opinion in the North was rallied in support of the Tallmadge proposal.
The great compromise was proposed by which state. The President was held up by his supporters as the leader of a new democratic movement that promised to dislodge the entrenched and "corrupt" rule of America's financial and political elite. Justifying his actions as the will of God, Brown soon became a hero in the eyes of In doing this, Northern and Southern opponents could vote against any of the five bills they disliked.
Their personalities were so strong and their personal followings so vehement that they became the very personification of their respective groups. Deliberation upon the three bills lasted the entire month of February and on March 2nd, each bill was passed individually.
The Compromise of avoided war for the next 10 years. This occurred in Junewith most of the support for the war coming from the South and West. Even Hamilton and Jefferson had better relations and more respect for each other.
But most importantly, the limitation of slavery in the Louisiana Territory constitutionalized the Northwest Ordinance and granted the federal government the authority to block the expansion of slavery to all territories in later years.
None of the candidates won a majority of electoral votes. But when crossed, when angered, as he often was, Henry Clay was ready to take to the field of honor for a duel, or to use his eloquence and slashing, sarcastic wit to demean, defame, or destroy his opponents.
His words could be inspiring and persuasive, pleading and cajoling and motivating others into courageous action, into doing the right thing. This eliminated Clay since he had received the fewest electoral votes of the four candidates. But the net affect of the Compromise was to forestall Southern secession for another decade.
Thus, not only did Henry Clay lose his best chance of becoming President, but the Whig Party lost it's best opportunity to put forward it's vision for the country. The Bluegrass Regionwith Lexington at its center, had quickly grown in the preceding decades, and had only recently stopped being under the threat of Native American raids with the end of the Northwest Indian War.
Enough northern congressmen objected to the racial provision that Clay was called upon to formulate the Second Missouri Compromise. In Februarywith the United States facing a looming budget crisis, Clay proposed a detailed economic plan that combined budget cuts with an increased tariff.
Clay then resigned, Clay, Henry. Works of Henry Clay, 7 vols. () online free; External links. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Henry Clay.
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