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Henry Clay, Part One

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780813134406
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813135977 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0002
Henry Clay, Part One

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People in Kentucky and throughout the United States in the 1850s said Henry Clay was an example of self-reliance, meaningful and unselfish public service, and success without formal schooling or powerful connections. Clay and Kentucky helped one another as Kentucky was one of the most respected states and was the commercial and manufacturing center of Appalachia. Clay pushed Kentucky further into the manufacturing center and made a name for himself as a public speaker. Clay earned the praise of Lexington natives, pastors, politicians, and scholars.

Keywords: Henry Clay; hero; congress; Kentucky; politics; manufacturing

Chapter.  8416 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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