Essay on The Men That Shaped Our Nation

1501 Words Feb 24th, 2016 7 Pages
The men that shaped our nation have been a part of our history for over hundreds of years. The most import men are Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hayne, and others. These men have taken multiple terms in office in different positions and made an impact in all of their offices held even in their hometown states. John C. Calhoun was a congressman who also ended up being a vice president, secretary of state, and U.S. secretary of war. Calhoun was born on March 18, 1782 in South Carolina and lived there the majority of his life. He was also a leading voice for people who wanted slavery. Calhoun was one of the greatest war hawks during the war of 1812. After the treaty of Ghent he was responsible for establishing the second bank of the United States. Calhoun returned to senator after he was vice president. While he was a senator he was still fighting for slavery and wanted it to stay in our nation. Another thing that he did while a senator was to not advance into going into Mexican-Indian war because he felt that it would cause problems with territories. Another congressman was Henry Clay. He was a politician who served in congress and as the secretary of state Under John Quincy Adams. He was born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia. While he was a kid his parent´s house was invaded during a war. His parents then moved to Lexington, Kentucky where he lived the majority of his life. While he was in Kentucky he was a frontier lawyer, Kentucky Senator then was…

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