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Henry Clay's Appointment as Secretary of State, March 7, 1825
亨利.克雷在1825年3月7日被任命为国务卿的官方文档

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亨利.克雷 (Henry Clay) 去世了
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亨利.克雷之所以成为「伟大的谈判专家」,是因为他运用他的谈判技巧,让废奴州与蓄奴州之间维系平衡的局面。克雷曾经帮助起草三份延迟内战爆发的立法文档,包括了「密苏里妥协案」以及」「1850年妥协案」。 

尽管他的政治生涯因此受到波及,但是克雷还是为了维系联邦共和国的存续而努力着。如果他当时没有反对德州添加联邦,那么他在1844年就有可能成为美国总统。为什么克雷不希望德州添加联邦呢?


Henry Clay became known as "the Great Compromiser" when he used his skills as a negotiator to maintain a balance between the free and the slave states. Clay helped to draft three pieces of legislation that postponed the Civil War, including "The Missouri Compromise" and "The Compromise of 1850."

Clay worked to keep the Union together even when it hurt his own career. He might have become president in 1844 if he had not opposed Texas's entry into the Union. Why didn't Clay want Texas to join the Union?

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