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Henry Clay
Henry Clay.jpg
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Religion: Episcopalian
Date of Birth: 1777
Date of Death: 1852
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis
Occupation: Laywer, Politician
Spouse: Lucretia Hart Clay
Children: Eleven
Affiliations: Democratic-Republican Party
National Republican Party
Whig Party
Trail of Glory
POD: March 27, 1814
Appearance(s): 1812: The Rivers of War
1824: The Arkansas War
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference (RoW); Direct (AW)

Henry Clay, Sr. (1777–1852) was a nineteenth-century American statesman and orator who served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. He was a major supporter of the American System, fighting for an increase in tariffs to foster industry in the United States, the use of federal funding to build and maintain infrastructure, and a strong national bank. He was known as the "Great Compromiser".

Henry Clay in Trail of Glory

Henry Clay was elected the sixth President of the United States in 1824, in part because of his calculated stance on the domestic issue of slavery in the US and the linked foreign policy issue of the Confederacy of the Arkansas.