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    Henry Clay spoke for most people in the West because he and most of the people thought that they should have better roads, canals, and waterway systems. Henry Clay was also a lawyer and that was another reason on why he was a spokesperson for all the people. John C. Calhoun advocated for the south's “interests” but not all of the southerners because not all southerners had different ideas. Daniel Webster opposed the national tariff at first but then came to support it to try to protect some industries that were located in the Northwest. In 1811 the charter for the First National Bank had expired. A charter is a legal document that's given to a certain person or company that gives them different rights than other people. Most of the British…

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    people have shaped the history of America, but one person shaped the history of the nation more so than the others. Henry Clay was a powerful political force in the 1800’s and many of his political actions still have major effects to this day. He helped shape the nation into what it currently is and without him the course of the nation could have been forever changed. Henry Clay and his political achievements may not be as well-known as others today. However, his major plans and policies, like…

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    Competitive personalities and the excessive drive for success was the foundation of the business relationship that once existed between Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick. They both exhibited extreme business practices that tied them together, but also tore them apart. Their mindset for business expansion and longevity are the theories that modern day companies can thrive to achieve. “N one was more important to the “Iron City” than Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, whose operations in…

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    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…

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    Born on April 12, 1777, Henry Clay was a devoted nationalist.. He was very influential in the United States sectional conflict, economic prosperity, and development of its infrastructure. When Clay was 4 years old, his father died and he was considered an orphan, even though his mother did not die until 1829. Clay only had three years of formal education, yet the Virginian still became a lawyer by self educating himself. At the age of 20 years, Clay migrated to Kentucky to begin his career as…

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    With the issues of California statehood, slavery in the new territories, slave trade in the nation’s capital, and light enforcement of fugitive slave laws the abilities of Clay were needed. Clay answered the call in 1850 with a compromise that would enter California as a free state, Utah and New Mexico territories were given popular sovereignty over the decision to allow or prohibit slavery, slave trade would be prohibited in the nation’s capital, and fugitive slave law would be harsher toward…

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    elections there was a clear division between the different American Regions. It was as though the citizens of the northern, southern and western part of the United States considered themselves independent. The Election of 1824 was led by four candidates who ran under the Democratic Republican Party. John Quincy Adams from New England, William H. Crawford of Georgia, Henry Clay from Kentucky and General Andrew Jackson from Tennessee. Although they all ran under the same political party their…

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    among conflicting groups. Other people might disagree, arguing that compromise is unfair to those who have already been in the upper position. Deborah Tannen’s article, “ Why is ‘Compromise’ Now a Dirty Word? ”, published on Politico, a famous website for political issues on June 15, 2011, discusses her opinions about compromise from the current political perspective. This text is effective in using pathos to convince readers that why people show no interest in using the word compromise…

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    the president, and they wanted modernization and economic protection. In the 1836 election, the Whig Party had nominated four candidates for the presidency. The four unsuccessful candidates were, William Henry Harrison of Ohio, Daniel Webster from Massachusetts, Hugh Lawson White of Tennessee, and Willie Person Mangum from North Carolina. The year of 1836 would show success for the Democratic Party with Martin Van Buren winning fifty-eight percent of the votes. The closet Whig Party candidate…

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    Soon, disagreements over how the infrastructure in the States should be managed, new, protective tariffs to help the industrial northeast, and the position of nullification by the state of South Carolina led the country into disorder, chaos, and deep-rooted sectionalism during the 1820s and 1830s. In the 1820 election, James Monroe was elected into his second term as President bringing about an Era of Good Feelings, in which only one political party dominated national politics. His presidency,…

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