Henry Clay was an American statesman and orator who representedKentucky in both the House of Representatives and Senate. He isgiven credit for the 1820 Missouri Compromise. He…nry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777 - June 29, 1852) was a lawyer,politician and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both theSenate and in the House of Representatives. He served threedifferent terms as Speaker of the United States House ofRepresentatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844.
Virginia born and raised, he served as a representative of Kentucky.
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Henry Clay was born in Virginia, but moved to Kentucky when he was 22 and later became a senator for that state.
Henry Clay along with Daniel Webster Founded and were apart of the Whig party.
Cassius Clay was actually Henry Clay's Nephew
Henry Clay believed in states rights, meaning he thought states should decide if laws were unconstitutional or not and if they thought they were unconstitutional, they didn't …have to obey them.
Henry Clay's first public office was as a Kentucky Legislature. He then became a U.S Senator and then a House Representative. Then he was the Speaker of the House. In 1824 he …ran for president but couldn't win so he threw his support to Adams. As a result Adams defeated Andrew Jackson for the presidency. Then Adams made Henry Clay Secretary of State. A lot of people accused Clay and Adams of making a "Corrupt Bargain," (Clay would throw support to Adams in exchaneg for being made SoS) though historians are generally divided on that issue. Later he was given a chance to move to the Supreme Court but declined. He was a senator at the time of his death.
Henry Clay had helped start the War of 1812, form the Whig Party, get two presidents (John Quincy Adams and William Henry Harrison) elected, and create the Compromise of 1850.…
He was known as the Great Compromiser for his work in the US Senate. He also ran for President and served as Secretary State in the J. Q. Adams administration. He was a poli…tical enemy of Andrew Jackson.
Yes, even though Henry Clay was against slavery he still owned many slaves. Owning slaves was a sign of wealth, which Clay obviously had.
Henry Clay thought the bill would help him become president
In 1832, Henry Clay was nominated by the National Republican Party, which later evolved into the Whig Party.