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Life of Henry Clay

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Published by Houghton, Mifflin and company in Boston and New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clay, Henry, 1777-1852. [from old catalog]

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    LC ClassificationsE340.C6 S393
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23312822M
    LC Control Numberunk82058130

    House of Representatives, where he eventually served as Speaker of the House. He ran again for president inlosing to James K. Folger also preferred to purchase whole collections, like the Halliwell-Phillipps collection, acquired inbecause bulk purchases drove down prices of individual items. In he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Amherst. Yet the statesman who advocated these tame as well as useless methods was a man of hot spirit and high ambition and no small intellectual force.

    Clay received no formal legal education but, as was customary at the Life of Henry Clay book, "read the law" by working and studying with Wythe, Chancellor of the Commonwealth of Virginia also a mentor to Thomas Jefferson and John Marshallamong others and Brooke. Clay went on to serve as a U. Concerning the tariff, he was at once everywhere and nowhere, so to speak; and concerning slavery he was much worse. Furthermore, as Thomas Jefferson had claimed when Congress chartered the first national bank inthe Constitution had not authorized the federal government to create a corporation nor did it authorize Congress to continue the bank in Senate he was still 29, too young for the Constitutional requirement that senators be 30 years old. Clay owned a maximum of about 50 slaves, and he planted crops like corn, wheat, and rye, as well as hempthe chief crop of the Bluegrass region.

    The Folgers had no children. Dodge, While recovering, he continued to work on the construction and development of his Shakespeare Library from his sickbed. When Adams won the presidency, he appointed Clay as his Secretary of State. In the private sector, his work as an attorney brought success and plenty of clients.


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Henry Clay

He could also memorize long texts for speeches that were persuasive as well as hypnotic. And for many years he was the leader of the American Colonization Societyan organization of prominent Americans which sought to send freed slaves to resettle in Africa.

After they gave him his Life of Henry Clay book licence to practice, in the skit Lewis said it gave him "a free permit to kill whom [he] pleased without fear of the law. He was 3 years old when he watched the British troops ransack his family home.

Clay parked his support behind Adams with the understanding that he'd have a place in his cabinet. Alexander Hamilton had presented the same argument nearly forty years earlier. As a Commissioner, Clay pressed to prevent the British from gaining free navigation on the Mississippi River.

It is a very difficult thing to know how to value Clay as a statesman. His funeral was held at Brooklyn's Central Congregational Church, where he had been an active member.

Jackson and his supporters were outraged, and charged that Adams and Clay had made a "corrupt bargain. They are from their nature indefinable. But the issues around it proved to be Clay's undoing.

Having escaped so fortunately the natural results of early mistakes, Clay became for the future a statesman of moderation. With neither Jackson nor Adams able to secure enough electoral votes, the election was thrown to the House of Representatives.

Life of Henry Clay

Inhe was appointed to the faculty of Transylvania Life of Henry Clay bookwhere he taught, among others, future Kentucky Governor Robert P. He generally paid for items in cash, a strategy that earned him the favor of many booksellers who needed immediate funds.

He was also possibly the first attorney to use a successful plea of temporary insanity to save from the gallows a client accused of murder. The voters sided with him. In Clay ran for president again, and was defeated by his perennial enemy Andrew Jackson.

Jackson was outraged by the election, and he and his supporters accused Clay and Adams of having reached a " Corrupt Bargain. At Adelphi, Folger was schooled in art, chemistry, classics, and recitation, and was elected president of the school's literary association.

The British Government agreed to pay an indemnity for slaves freed during the War of He was the fourth of five surviving siblings. In part due to Clay's political pressure, the United States went to war with Britain in the War of He seemed to think that a real end had been achieved when a congressional majority had been secured for some bill which most of those who voted for it disliked and intended to replace in due time.

Those strategies were among the innovations that marked him as a legal pioneer.

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After the passage of this legislation, Folger hired Paul Philippe Cret as the Library's architect, suggested by Alexander Trowbridge, an architect who had married into the Pratt family and stayed on the project as consulting architect. With the help of John C. Prattanother son of Charles Pratt.

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