3 edition of Life of Henry Clay found in the catalog.
Life of Henry Clay
Cover title with sketched portrait of Clay.
|Statement||by N. Sargent (Oliver Oldschool.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. :|
|Number of Pages||32|
Before he acquired the funds for what was to become the Folger Shakespeare LibraryFolger also debated selling the collection to a university. The Ashland estate eventually Life of Henry Clay book over acres, with numerous outbuildings such as a smokehouse, a greenhouse, and several barns. By all six daughters had died of many conditions, two when very young, two as children, the other two as young women: from whooping coughyellow feverand complications of childbirth. It included arched doorways, an octagonal entry hall, an octagonal library with ash and walnut paneling, and a domed skylight to augment the light. Henry Clay was elected to the U. Lewis studied at the institute for two years under seven professors and graduated on time, despite apparently being a bit quarrelsome and a bit of a drunk his first year.
Polkon the other hand, was an ardent supporter of making Texas a state, and the voters, smitten with the idea of Manifest Destiny, sided with him and delivered the White House to Polk. With neither Jackson nor Adams able to secure enough electoral votes, the election was thrown to the House of Representatives. Brilliant orator that he was, Clay triumphed. In one fell swoop Clay introduced a bill that allowed California to enter the Union as a non-slave state, without an additional slave state as compensation. He generally paid for items in cash, a strategy that earned him the favor of many booksellers who needed immediate funds.
He enthusiastically promoted the abolition of slavery in Kentucky in the late s, a distinctly unpopular and unsuccessful proposal. Five years later he reneged. Two years later, however, he was back in Washington, when the Whig Party chose him, not Tyler, as its candidate for the presidential election. Clay proved a quick study and was admitted to the bar in
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Calhoun, appeared to be Clay's strongest competitors for the presidency.
Brilliant orator that he was, Clay triumphed. But his efforts to find what he Life of Henry Clay book a moderate path to eventually eliminating slavery meant he was denounced by people on either side of the issue, from abolitionists in New England to planters in the South. Along with other western congressmen, Clay desired a war with Britain as it was believed that the United States could actually seize Canada and open the way for more westward expansion.
Clay had defended Burr out of a belief that he was innocent, but later, when it was revealed that Burr was guilty of the charges levied against him, Clay spurned his former client's attempts at making amends. Following a contentious Senate debate Life of Henry Clay book on the perennial issue of slavery, Clay uttered perhaps his most famous quote: "I'd rather be right than be president.
The bank would then buy outstanding government paper bondsthus driving its market value higher and, gradually, restoring the value of US currency.
Clay helped assemble a coalition that passed the Missouri Compromiseas Thomas's proposal became known. Hunter in When he returned home to campaign for reelection in the summer ofClay found many once-adoring supporters infuriated by the pay increase.
Senate he was still 29, too young for the Constitutional requirement that senators be 30 years old. With neither Jackson nor Adams able to secure enough electoral votes, the election was thrown to the House of Representatives. Due to the growing size of the collection and their concern for fireproofing, eventually few of the Folgers' acquisitions were stored in their living space.
But like his run a decade earlier, the election centered around one issue and this time it was the annexation of Texas. Folger also preferred to purchase whole collections, like the Halliwell-Phillipps collection, acquired inbecause bulk purchases drove down prices of individual items.
The two remained married for more than 50 years, having 11 children together. The collection itself was stored among several fireproof warehouse companies throughout Manhattan, in specially-designed wooden cases originally meant to hold two five-gallon cans of oil each.
When Henry was a teenager the family moved westward to Kentucky, and Henry stayed in Virginia. The Kentucky Constitution included the direct election of public officials, but the state did not adopt Clay's plan for gradual emancipation. Clay settled in Lexington in and soon had a thriving law practice.
Inhe was appointed to the faculty of Transylvania Universitywhere he taught, among others, future Kentucky Governor Robert P. By all six daughters had died of many conditions, two when very young, two as children, the other two as young women: from whooping coughyellow feverand complications of childbirth.
The most valuable of these donations were two leaves from a Gutenberg Bible. However, Clay did not follow, as Watkins secured him temporary employment in a Richmond emporium, with the promise that Clay would receive the next available clerkship at the Virginia Court of Chancery.
After Life of Henry Clay book election Clay remained in the Senate, taking on Jackson and becoming the Life of Henry Clay book of the Whig Party. The Folgers had no children. In the days that followed his death, funeral ceremonies were held in New York, Washington and other cities.
Clay sought the Whig nomination for president in andboth times losing out to William Henry Harrisonwho was finally elected in He was the fourth of five surviving siblings. Clay's faction became known as the War Hawks.Page - That if any person shall be prosecuted under this act, for the writing or publishing any libel aforesaid, it shall be lawful for the defendant, upon the trial of the cause, to give in evidence in his defence, the truth of the matter contained in the publication charged as a libel.
And the jury who shall try the cause, shall have a right to determine the law and the fact, under the. Read this book on Questia. The election of seemed to bury Henry Clay in defeat.
But it was followed by events which made him again one of the most conspicuous actors on the public stage. Oct 10, · Life of Henry Clay by Carl Schurz. sister projects: Wikidata item. The bulk of this text and the page numberings are from the edition of this book.
The Editor's Preface, Illustrations for Volume I and Volume II, and the text for pp. of Volume I are from the edition which was volumes XIX and XX from Houghton, Mifflin and.Jul 04, · Clay pdf the face of Congress in the early 19th century. He pioneered the role of political insider, inventing the rules and procedures that governed Congress for galisend.com: Andrew Cayton.Life of Henry Clay, Volume 2 | This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc.
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