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House of Representatives, eventually served as Speaker of the House. Clay served multiple terms in the U.S. House (1811 14, 1815 21, 1823 25) and Senate (1806 07, 1810 11, 1831 42, 1849 52). He promoted several major governmental compromises to balance the rights of free and slave states.
The Jackson Impulse Daniel Webster - Massachusetts successful lawyer in Boston elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1812, and later, in 1827, won a seat in the U.S. Senate. A leader of the Whig Party a group that opposed President Andrew Jackson and the Democrats Webster ran for president in 1836.
Jackson Internal Improvements federal programs to build roads, canals, and railroads Maysville Road Bill, 1830 vetoed by Jackson Opposed federal aid to local projects Supported interstate projects like the National Road, roads in the territories, and river and harbor bills
Nullification Tariff of 1828 (tariff of abominations) An 1828 protective tariff, or tax on imports, motivated by special-interest groups. It resulted in a substantial increase in duties that angered many southern free traders. Nullification a state could repeal, nullify, or declare a federal law “null and void.”
Nullification Webster-Hayne Debate - concerned public lands, or lands owned by the Federal government.; resolution of Samuel Foote (of Connecticut), calling for: "an inquiry into the expediency of abolishing the office of surveyor general of public lands, and for suspending further surveys until those already in market shall have been disposed of.“
Nullification Webster-Hayne Debate Hayne's First Speech : makes an overture to westerners who resent federal lands within their boundaries. His main point: They should cast the land problem in terms of state sovereignty , and ally themselves with southerners, whose opposition to the tariff was intertwined with the state sovereignty principal. Webster's First Speech: public lands are being sold as fast as they can be settled. To sell them cheaper would simply put them in the hands of speculators, and very likely retard their settlement. The current policy is necessary due to the terms under which the lands were acquired. New England is the west's true friend, having given the northwest, at least, a rational system of land sales, and having kept slavery out of the Northwest territory. New England has voted for all western measures, while the south has voted against them.
Nullification Webster-Hayne Debate Hayne responds with a flashy speech with Shakespearean allusions, and quotations from famous English orators. He taunts Webster with the "coalition", a milder codeword for the "corrupt bargain" which was supposed to have been struck between the east (Adams) and the west (Clay) He defends slavery and attacks its enemies. He quotes a curious passage of Edmund Burke warning the English Parliament that for slaveholders "Freedom is ...

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