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Henry Clay

Henry Clay

Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as Speaker of the House of Representatives and was also Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829. He lost his campaigns for president in 1824, 1832 and 1844. Clay was a very dominant figure in both the First and Second Party systems. As a leading war hawk in 1812, he favored w...

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