Senator henry clay's so-called omnibus proposal in late january 1850 to find a national accommodation over a variety of sectional issues plaguing the nation ultimately did lead to a compromise of sorts in september of that year. Henry clay proposed the missouri compromise: add missouri as a slave state and maine as a free state then, draw a line at 36°30' as the slave border for all new states out of the territory he. Undertaking the difficult challenge of calming the situation was senator henry clay, a veteran congress to provide by law either for its introduction into, or. Understanding the national import of these accusations, douglas chose to justify his proposed bill by claiming that with the compromise of 1850 henry clay had altered the very tradition of compromise he had upheld since 1820.
Introduction origins about henry clay clay promoted the missouri compromise of 1820 and the compromise of 1850, both designed to solve the problem of. Entry on the compromise of 1850, a collection of congressional legislation proposed by kentucky senator henry clay to resolve sectional issues in the united states regarding slavery after the mexican-american war. The powerpoint ppt presentation: henry clay and the missouri compromise is the property of its rightful owner do you have powerpoint slides to share if so, share your ppt presentation slides online with powershowcom.
Henry clay, a leading congressman, played a crucial role in brokering a two-part solution known as the missouri compromise first, missouri would be admitted to the union as a slave state, but would be balanced by the admission of maine , a free state, that had long wanted to be separated from massachusetts. Senator henry clay introduced a series of resolutions on january 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between north and south as part of the compromise of 1850, the fugitive slave act was amended and the slave trade in washington, dc , was abolished. America's great debate: henry clay, stephen a douglas, and the compromise that preserved the union by fergus m bordewich the spellbinding story behind the longest debate in us senate history: the compromise of 1850, which brought together senate luminaries on the eve o. Henry clay (1777-1852) text by thomas rush he was one of the most partisan, hot-headed, and polarizing politicians of his day yet he was also a statesman possessing an unsurpassed ability for brokering differences, for finding the middle ground, for soothing and consoling opposing passions into compromise and reconciliation. The american system was a program for economic development championed in the era following the war of 1812 by henry clay, one of the most influential members of congress in the early 19th century clay's idea was that the federal government should implement protective tariffs and internal.
Henry clay's compromise of 1850 was an effort led by henry clay to keep the united states together it finally passed after much debate and many failures to win a majority vote among other stipulations, it nullified the missouri compromise, allowed california into the nation as a free state and. Compromise of 1850 proposed by henry clay a series of ppt introduction slide welcome to daniel marku's presentation on the missouri compromise of 1850. The missouri compromise was the legislation that provided for the admission speaker of the house henry clay of he had proposed similar slave restrictions on.
Missouri compromise (1820) by henry clay, sr home / missouri compromise: compare and contrast a failed compromise proposed on the eve of the civil war by. Henry clay, of kentucky, suggested that compromise on january 29 of 1850 the crittenden compromise proposed that the united states take the boundary between the. Henry clay was a strong supporter of the american system he was a lawyer, statesman and excellent orator henry clay was born on april 12, 1777 in virginia, married lucretia hart clay and had eleven children. First of all, it is critical for me to illustrate what the compromise of 1850 actually was the compromise was introduced by henry clay to calm tensions between the north and south, and unify them more than ever before.
Compromise of 1850 (1850) senator henry clay of kentucky proposed a series of resolutions designed to adjust amicably all existing questions of controversy. Henry clay eased tensions between northerners and southerners by getting the house of representatives to accept a compromise which would allow maine to enter the union as a free state and missouri. Henry clay came up with a package deal that made missouri a slave state, maine a free state, and drew a horizontal line across the country to show where slavery was and wasn't allowed like its future brother, the missouri compromise didn't leave everyone happy, but it prevented secession or civil war for the time being. Introduction henry clay was appointed secretary of state by president john quincy adams on march 7, and the compromise of 1850.