Henry Clay had been a Member of the Democratic-Republican, National Republican and Whig Parties. He was a lawyer, skilled orator and politician. He founded the Whig Party and ran for president three times. Clay represented Kentucky in both the House and Senate and was Speaker of the House for three terms, as well as secretary of state from 1825-1829. Henry Clay opposed the annexation of Texas because he did not want the issue of slavery injected into politics. He brokered the Nullification Crisis on slavery and helped formulate the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and the Compromise of 1850. As a plantation owner Henry Clay held slaves during his life but freed them in his will. In 1957 a Senate committee named him as one of the five greatest U.S. Senators.
This Henry Clay mug is part of our US Civil War series profiling participants in the War Between the States. Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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