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Definition U.S. politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  • Henry Clay's tombstone reads: "I know no North - no South - no East - no West."
Henry Clay = U.S. politician responsible for the Missouri Compromise between free and slave states (1777-1852)
  • Another was Henry Clay's Speeches, and another was Dr. Gunn's Family Medicine, which told you all about what to do if a body was sick or dead.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • He removed his large Henry Clay decisively and his large fierce eyes scowled intelligently over all their faces.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • So again the decision was left to the House of Representatives, where Speaker of the House Henry Clay used his influence to make John Quincy Adams president.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • That same year, 1827, Henry Clay, who was still Secretary of State, appealed to the Canadian Government again.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • In 1820 a law was passed to admit Maine and Missouri into the Union together, one free, the other slave, as part of Henry Clay's first great compromise.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • With his morbid compulsion for honesty he was too modest to pose coarsely and blatantly as a Henry Clay or James G. Blaine might pose.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • These factors, coupled with the increasing popularity and vocal denunciations of the new Whig party led by Henry Clay, were quickly eroding popular support.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I walked her to the House of Representatives, then walked her back to the Senate, where we watched a man addressing an empty room, and I lectured her about Daniel Webster, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and Thaddeus Stevens, and—in a reprise of my assault on Herb—told her what a bicameral legislature was.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The subsheriff Long John Fanning appears, smoking a pungent Henry Clay.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun and Daniel Webster believed that this compromise would heal the rapidly growing breach between the North and the South.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • How could Henry Clay then hope to win approval to such a plan from Daniel Webster of Massachusetts?
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And thus on that fateful January night, Daniel Webster promised Henry Clay his conditional support, and took inventory of the crisis about him.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • And thus Henry Clay knew he must enlist these extraordinary talents on behalf of his Great Compromise.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The man upon whom Henry Clay called that wintry night was one of the most extraordinary figures in American political history.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But Henry Clay had a plan—a plan for another Great58 Compromise to preserve the nation.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • But wheezing and coughing fitfully, Henry Clay made his way through the snowdrifts to the home of Daniel Webster.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • To the right was the massive  marble post office, where hours ago Henry Clay Ford had picked up the letter that he handed to Booth on the front steps of the theater.
    James L. Swanson  --  Chasing Lincoln's Killer
  • Though he lacked the intellectual resources of Webster and Calhoun, Henry Clay nevertheless had visions of a greater America beyond those held by either of his famous colleagues.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage

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