[2014] Grace Ortes (Lup US History per 7): Henry Clay and Popular Sovereignty

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[2014] Grace Ortes (Lup US History per 7): Henry Clay and Popular Sovereignty

Henry Clay was born April12,1777 in Hanover County, Virginia. He died June 29, 1852 in Washington D.C.He was the seventh out of nine children. Clay went to William and Mary college. His wife was Lucretia Hart Clay. They had eleven children together. Their names were Henrietta, Theodore, Thomas, Susan, Anne, Lucretia, Henry Jr., Eliza, Laura, James Brown, and John Brown. Henry Clay was an American lawyer, politican, skilled orator, and was a successful farmer.. He represented Kentucky in both the house of representatives and to the U.S. senate. He devised the compromise of 1850 to end the debate of slavery.

The Major Points of Henry Clay's life and of Popular Sovereignty

Popular Sovereignty allows citizens of each territory to decide for themselves whether their state should allow or not allow slavery. This is the idea that people govern themselves like in the constitution.

Popular Sovereignty is a strategy for determining whether a western state should permit or prohibit slavery. It was first promoted in the 1840's in response to sectional debates. Stephen Douglas hoped popular sovereignty would employ. There was debate over voter fraud which caused problems for popular sovereignty.Henry Clay devised the compromise of the 1850's. Popular sovereignty was a key compotent of the compromise of 1850. It was created for Utah and New Mexico territories. Henry Clay was one of the most successful lawyers of his era. He was one of the most influential Americans of his time.

Lasting Impact on the civil war

The Bible teaches that slavery isn't a crime but only if the slave is treated unjustly or unfair it is a crime(Ephesians 6:5-9).Popular sovereignty shows Christian beliefs. In that it is trying to abolish slavery except it doesn't try to make peace between both north and south. There is always a better way to abolish slavery instead of straight forward this is an obvious leading cause of thhe civil war. Though Henry Clay's father was a baptist minister, Henry didn't belong to any church. Although he was baptised into a episcopalian church in 1847.Henry Clay showed Christ like character by trying to make peace and not war between north and south.

Henry Clay averted the civil war for years. He did this with the help of his compromise of 1850 and the misouri compromise. The misouri compromise made maine a free state but made misouri a slave state. Henry Clay actively encouraged the war of 1812. Popular sovereignty rather than perserving the union the provisions instead led to further discord. It then pushed violence that finally led to the civil war.


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