Amyx, clifford (1990) henry clay and the american state portrait, the kentucky review: vol papers and a book on the table, an inkwell and a quill pen the attention wherever he went, especially in the south during his later life he died of cholera in new orleans in 1849, and his works there were soon dispersed,. Essays on american humor eds william clark and w craig turner boston: hall, 1984 155-66 internet resources additional information about henry clay lewis: louisiana authors: l includes a brief biographical sketch and works by a number of louisiana authors, including henry clay lewis. Links papers history, 1838–1856, volume c-1 [2 november 1838–31 july 1842] history, 1838–1856, volume d-1 [1 august 1842–1 july 1843] history, 1838– 1856, volume e-1 [1 july 1843–30 april 1844] history, 1838–1856, volume f-1 [ 1 may 1844–8 august 1844] journal, december 1842–june 1844 book 3. From an old lithograph l^eirernx i 'i fs xn fjjjtt ilxilxtmje^ 3ithtxvcl (^hitwn the works of henry clay comprising his life, correspondence and speeches edited by henry goulbourn, esq, one of the british commissioners at ghent, sent to mr clay, at brussels, a london paper, containing the british official account of the. Though clay died in 1852, staunton's portrait makes it seem as if clay had endured the civil war that his life's work had sought to avoid though many of the symbolic details, such as books and papers, are similar to those in staunton's work, frye treats them as emblems of clay's profession and stature, where staunton. In a little known chapter of early american history, a fearless kentucky lawyer rids congress of corruption and violence in an era when congressmen debated with bullets as well as ballots harlow giles unger reveals how henry clay, the youngest congressman ever elected speaker of the house, rewrote. Henry clay he was one of the most partisan, hot-headed, and polarizing politicians of his day yet he was also a statesman possessing an unsurpassed ability for and the drama of his long life and the strength of his magnetic personality can pull irresistibly on anyone who cares to take more than just a superficial look.
The two or three papers clay holds may have had a specific reference to a resolution he offered in the house in 1821 as speaker throughout his life, clay remained famous for his thomas ball, my threescore years and ten: an autobiography (1892 reprint, new york: garland, 1977), 209 2 henry clay, life and. Clay's work on this and other issues earned him the nickname “the great compromiser,” with which he is still strongly associated today henry clay is dead his long and eventful life is closed our country is prosperous and powerful but could it have been quite all it has been, and is, and is to be, without. Henry clay quotes the american political leader and secretary of state henry clay (1777-1852) came to national prominence as leader of the war hawks, who drove the country into the war of 1812 for the next 40 years he worked for international peace and sought to reconcile warring factions in the nation henry clay.
11 works cited, 1459 words (42 pages), strong essays, [preview] henry clay, a brief biography - henry clay, one of america's greatest legislators and orators, lived from 1777 to 1852 in his lifespan, henry was a very successful attorney, a well respected farmer, a horse race enthusiast, and a “great compromiser. Discover librarian-selected research resources on henry clay from the questia online library, including full-text online books, academic journals, magazines, newspapers and more. Leave aside the long career of over hall a century in almost every office but number one, and examine clay in the context of his private life, at home in associated with this luxury was an article of american manufacture (the protection of american manufactures by a tariff was an essential part of clay's american system.
After his defeat, clay returned to in private life until he went back to the senate yet again in 1849 during his final tenure there, he helped broker the compromise of 1850, which addressed the issue of allowing slavery in new states and delayed movements towards southern secession clay's work on this and earlier efforts. He was the great compromiser, a canny and colorful legislator whose life mirrors the story of america from its founding until the eve of the civil war amazon com review why henry clay an essay by david s heidler and jeanne t heidler many americans do not know this extraordinary person, which is a pity.
Henry clay sr (april 12, 1777 – june 29, 1852) was an american lawyer, planter, and statesman who represented kentucky in both the united states senate and house of representatives after serving three non-consecutive terms as speaker of the house of representatives, clay helped elect john quincy adams as. Sources no book-length biography or autobiography of henry clay dean exists, and there is no collection of his papers, but information on dean can be found in suzanne beisel, henry clay 'dirty' dean, annals of iowa 36 (1963), 505–24 j w cheney, glimpses of henry clay dean, a unique individual, annals of iowa.
Award-winning historian remini has written the definitive biography on controversial 19th-century politician clay of kentucky remini's work, which uses a rich array of primary sources, especially letters uncovered by the henry clay papers publication project, surpasses earlier studies of clay by glyndon van deusen ( the. (henry clay, “speech delivered at a public dinner at lexington, given in honor of mr clay, october 7, 1815,” the works of henry clay: comprising his life, correspondence, and speeches, calvin colton, ed [10 vols new york : g p putnam's sons, 1904], vol 6, p 73) clay expanded on his ideas of.
Biography clay, henry, (father of james brown clay), a senator and a representative from kentucky born in the district known as the slashes, hanover county, va, april 12, 1777 attended the old field school and st paul's school in hanover county, va studied law in richmond, va admitted to the bar in 1797 and. Henry clay was an influential politician in the nineteenth century america check out this biography to know about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. Little heralded even in histories of music that focus on popular song, american songwriter henry clay work (1832–1884) nevertheless left a legacy that lived on in the memories of audiences and musicians in the early 1950s, musicologist richard s hill could point to a list of songs by work that would be instantly. Clay, henry, (father of james brown clay), a senator and a representative from kentucky born in the district known as “the slashes,” hanover county, va, april 12, 1777 attended the old field school and st paul's school in hanover county , va studied law in richmond, va admitted to the bar in 1797 and.
Henry clay was a 19th century congressman and secretary of state who had opposing positions on race and slavery learn more at biographycom in the private sector, his work as an attorney brought success and plenty of clients one of those included aaron burr, whom clay represented in 1806 in a. The life and speeches of henry clay by speech of henry clay, of kentucky, on certain resolutions offered to the senate of the united states in december, 1837, by mr calhoun, of south carolina, involving principles of the papers of henry clay: candidate, compromiser, whig, march 5, 1829-december 31, 1836 by. Find out more about the history of henry clay, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more get all the facts on but clay also served as a negotiator at the ghent peace conference, and for the rest of his life pursued conciliation at home and abroad although a slaveholder, clay disapproved.