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Henry Clay was a towering figure in American politics in the middle part of the 19th century, a presidential aspirant whose political skills earned him the nickname "The Great Compromiser." Clay grew up in Virginia in the Revolutionary War period, and in his early 20s he made his name as a trial lawyer in the frontier of Kentucky. A businessman, landowner, farmer, horse breeder and politician, Clay spent his early career in the House of Representatives -- building power as Speaker of the House More »
Born: April 12, 1777 (Hanover County, Virginia)

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The American System was an economic plan that played a prominent role in American policy ... Congressman Henry Clay was the plan's foremost proponent and the first to refer to it as the "American System". ... Henry Clay's "American System," devised in the burst of nationalism that followed the War of 1812, remains one of ...

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Aug 31, 2017 ... The American System was an economic program advocated by powerful political Henry Clay in the early 1800s.

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Henry Clay's American System. After the War of 1812, Americans felt good about themselves. That had beaten the British once again, and they were feeling ...

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A plan to strengthen and unify the nation, the American System was advanced by the Whig Party and a number of leading politicians including Henry Clay, John ...

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The American System for kids: Henry Clay, the 'Man with a Plan' - The American ... For additional information of transportation systems of the 1800's refer to ...

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The centerpiece of Clay's statecraft was an integrated economic program called ' the American System.' This envisioned a protective tariff, a national bank jointly ...

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AMERICAN SYSTEM, a term invoked by Kentucky representative Henry Clay in his 30–31 March 1824 speech to Congress as part of his argument for a higher ...

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Dec 2, 2012 ... The party name on the ballot might have changed, but economically Lincoln defined himself as a "Henry Clay Whig," putting himself squarely ...

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Define American system: the policy of promoting industry in the U.S. by adoption ... by the federal government (as advocated by Henry Clay from 1816 to 1828).