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  • The Role Of Henry Clay In American History

    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 the Missouri Compromise and Compromise of 1850, had major impact on the United States and possibly saved the Union. Therefore, Henry Clay is the most important figure in American History. Henry Clay…

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  • Business Relationship Between Andrew Carnegie And Henry Clay Frick

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Henry Clay And John C Calhoun

    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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  • Henry Clay's Contribution To The Industrial Revolution

    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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  • How Did Andrew Jackson Changed America

    Biddle was known to be more a strict businessman than a politician. Nicholas had turned to members of Congress, including the very powerful Kentucky Senator Henry Clay and leading businessmen sympathetic to the bank, to fight against Jackson, proving that his thoughts was the correct way to handle the situation. Because of the way he underrated the power of a strong and popular President, his actions showed where the outcome turned out to be. He caused the downfall of himself and the demise of…

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  • Election Of Sectionalism In The United States

    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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  • Why Is Compromise Now A Dirty Word Rhetorical Analysis

    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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  • Henry Clay Dbq

    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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  • John Q. Calhoun's Era Of Good Feelings

    experience, he was appointed the Tennessee militia’s major general. This would lead to a number of military victories including a five-month battle against the British allied Creek Indians at the battle of Horseshoe bend and, most notably, the Battle of New Orleans. This made him a national hero and he was nicknamed “old hickory”, due his troops saying he was “as tough as old hickory wood”. After all of his military exploits and successes, Jackson was nominated for presidency in 1822. Later…

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  • Market Revolution Dbq

    this point, most of their work and deliberation was based on property. In 1825, the Erie Canal opened. The canal was in deliberation for many years before finally being approved. This cost roughly $7 million dollars. The lake was able to carry cargo from New York to the Great Lakes, which greatly improved the economy. In the 1820’s and 1830’s, Henry Clay played a big role in congress. He represented the House of Representatives in Kentucky for eleven years, the Senate for fourteen years, and…

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