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Henry Clay
April 12, 1777 Statesman Henry Clay born, Hanover County, Virginia
  Henry Clay
May 1, 1844 Whig Party nominates Henry Clay to run for President of the United States
  Henry Clay
November 5, 1844 Democrat James Polk defeats Whig Henry Clay in the Presidential election
  Henry Clay
July 27, 1848 The U. S. Senate passes the Clayton Compromise, a solution to the issue of slavery in the territories. It essentially let the courts decide the issue. Among those voting for the bill, which passed 33-22 were John C. Calhoun, John Berrien, Lewis Cass, and Jefferson Davis.
  Lewis Cass
  Henry Clay
  Slavery in Georgia
  John MacPherson Berrien (John Berrien)
  John C. Calhoun
January 15, 1849 Democrat John C. Calhoun, who had tried to unite the South across party lines with his Southern Address runs headlong into the Whigs headed by Alexander Stephens and John Clayton. They wanted the proposal tabled, finally resigning when it wasn't.
  Henry Clay
  Alexander Stephens
  John C. Calhoun
June 29, 1852 Henry Clay dies, Washington, D. C.
  Henry Clay
February 16, 1854 Clay County created
  Henry Clay
  Creation of Georgia Counties
  Clay County, Georgia


Highly respected statesman known as the "Great Compromiser" for his role in brokering the Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay ran for president unsuccessfully 3 times. Georgia's Clay County is named in his honor




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