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Henry Clay : from "war hawk" to the "Great Compromiser"
Tibbitts, Alison.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2003]

Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
A biography of the American statesman best remembered for his initiation and support of political compromise to keep the Union together during the first half of the nineteenth century.
Henry Clay's burden -- The early years -- Beginning a political career -- Negotiations in Europe -- After the war -- Speaker of the House -- The Clays at Ashland -- Washington politics -- A nation at war -- The Great Compromiser -- Remembering Henry Clay.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.8 3.0 70848.
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Central Library E340.C6 T53 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area-Biography
East Aurora Library E340.C6 T53 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
Kenmore Library E340.C6 T53 2003 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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This book traces the epic career of Henry Clay--the American statesman known as the "Great Compromiser" for his manner of settling debates over slavery between Northern and Southern states. Clay was an eloquent speaker who strengthened the position of Speaker of the House. Later, in the Senate, Clay advocated the Compromise of 1850, a series of acts that he hoped would settle the strife between abolitionists and slave owners. Clay's heroic efforts in U.S. politics were able to, at least temporarily, keep the Union intact despite the looming issue of slavery.

Author Notes

Alison Davis Tibbitts writes nonfiction for children and adults about her favorite interests -- history and animals. She has published articles for American and European magazines. She and her husband now live near their two married sons and their triplet grandchildren on the West Coast

Table of Contents

1 Henry Clay's Burdenp. 5
2 The Early Yearsp. 13
3 Beginning a Political Careerp. 24
4 Negotiations in Europep. 37
5 After the Warp. 48
6 Speaker of the Housep. 56
7 The Clays at Ashlandp. 67
8 Washington Politicsp. 79
9 A Nation at Warp. 91
10 The Great Compromiserp. 104
11 Remembering Henry Clayp. 113
Chronologyp. 117
Chapter Notesp. 119
Glossaryp. 125
Further Reading and Internet Addressesp. 126
Indexp. 127

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