"The Great Compromiser"
He had somewhat of a bad past,he had a bad habit. Clay gambled through the night for high stakes. John Q. Adams made the comment "In politics, as in private life, Clay is essentially a Gamester.". His early career in congress, he lead the "War Hawk" people who supported going to war with Britain in the "War of 1812".
Henry Clay wrote three very important compromises, which were the Missouri Compromise, The Great Compromise, and The Compromise of 1812. Clay served as a speaker of the House of Representatives,a U.S. Senator, and a U.S. Secretary of State, elected six times for that spot. Henry Clay was a leading American statesman for nearly fifty years.
1803:elected to Kentucky Legislature
1806 and 1810:sent to U.S. Senate to fill out short terms.