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A New Nation
(1776-1830)

Henry Clay

A New Nation<BR>(1776-1830)
A New Nation
(1776-1830)


Henry Clay
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   high interest, readability grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.48

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    banning, happening, unequal, slavery, successful, committee, civil, solution, born, easily, treaty, slave, health, southern, allow, lawyer
     content words:    Henry Clay, In Kentucky, United States, If Missouri, When Maine, Missouri Compromise, Mexican War, Stephen Douglas, United States Capitol, Lexington Cemetery


Henry Clay
By Cathy Pearl
  

1     Henry Clay was born in Virginia in 1777. His parents were middle class. Clay went to school and studied to be a lawyer. When he was twenty, he moved to Kentucky. In Kentucky he became a successful lawyer. He was well liked by many people.
 
2     In 1811, he was elected to Congress. He was voted Speaker of the House. Clay supported the War of 1812. He also helped write the treaty that ended the war.
 
3     Clay would spend more than thirty years in Congress. While there, he was a strong defender of the Union. While he was in Congress, slavery began to tear the United States apart. He helped to end arguments and keep the country together.
 
4     The first was when Missouri tried to become a state. They wanted to allow slavery. The Northern states did not like this idea. At the time, there were eleven free states and eleven slave states. If Missouri became a state, there would be more slave states. The slave states would control Congress.

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