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Henry Clay

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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Why Henery Clay Sould'Ve Been President

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...

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Henry Clay

Henry Clay was born in Hanover County Virginia on April 12, 1777. He attended public schools and he later became the apprentice of a respected lawyer in Richmond, Virginia named George Wythe. After Clay was admitted to the bar in 1797 (at the age of twenty) he moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he opened his own law practice. He quickly made a name for himself with his brilliance in and out of the court room. He did not stay at his law practice long before he moved to politics. Clay was an American...

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Henry Clay

Henry Clay: A Rising Nation: At the Center of It All Strati Young History 2010 Dr Dixon 10 Nov 2010 Many great men have been credited with helping America transform from a fledgling group of colonies, trying to assert the independence won from the British, to a “real” nation capable of holding its own on stage in the changing world of the 19th century. For most non-historians, the names of the Presidents during that era like Jefferson, Madison, Quincy-Adams and Jackson would almost...

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How the West Was Lost

“the world of Daniel Boone gave way to that of Henry Clay.”1; this sets the stage with Aron showing a link from one way of life to the transformation to the next stage of the transformation of life for Kentuckians and the transformation of Kentucky herself. Aron shows the disappearance of ways of life and the becoming’s from the frontier to a borderland to settled community. Aron focuses on the relationship of Kentucky with Daniel Boone and Henry Clay showing that they were a catalytic force that...

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Election of 1824

The election of 1824 is one of the most unique and interesting elections in American history. The four candidates in the election were William Crawford, Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson. They were all from the Jacksonian Republican Party. William H. Crawford was very experienced in politics. Before running for president in 1824, he was James Monroe's secretary of war and he was also secretary of treasury under Monroe and James Madison. He also served in congress as an U.S. Senator...

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DBQ World History

rose from the ashes and the navy and army strengthened themselves. In the document people were celebrating from fighting a long and hard war and winning. Then there was the American system that brought good feelings (B). That was established by Henry Clay. The system began with a strong banking system. It believed in a protective tariff behind which eastern manufacturing would succeed. It also included a network of roads and canals to be funded for by the tariffs, and through which would flow food...

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Amsco Review Book Chapter 10 Outline

economy iv. two-party system w/ rising third-parties v. elected offices 2. Jackson Versus Adams a. Even though Andrew Jackson won the popular vote, John Quincy Adams won the election of 1824 with help from Henry Clay by using his influence in the House to provide Adams with enough votes to win. b. Adams alienated the followers of Jackson when he asked Congress about the things that completely contradicted the principals of the Jacksonian democracy. ...

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Andrew Jackson Short Biography

all the tension with South Carolina, President Jackson created a reform tariff in 1832 that was not as stout as the Tariff of Abominations. Not pleased by the attempt help, South Carolina threatened to secede. Coming to the rescue would be Senator Henry Clay who greatly lowered the tariff, yet gave the president the power to use force to enforce federal laws. With all the conflict, Jackson was fed up with Calhoun who soon resigned and was replaced as vice president by Martin Van Buren. (Britannica)...

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How Accurate Is the Label "Era of Good Feelings"?

Star Spangled Banner gained ubiquitous popularity and became the national anthem and many great works of literature such as Washing Irving’s short stories illustrated American culture and values. In addition, the nation’s economy prospered due to Henry Clay’s American System, which promoted protective tariffs to protect and create industry and internal improvements such as roads, turnpikes, and canals to enhance internal commerce and unity. The internal improvements were especially important because...

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