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Presidential Feuds, Part 2

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Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 3

In 1832, Henry Clay made another try for the White House. He had succeeded John Quincy Adams as leader of the National Republican Party...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 2

Now in Congress, and Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Henry Clay joined with other young, newly elected members and became a War...

Henry Clay – The Great Compromiser, Part 1

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Life After the White House, Part 5

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