I am Henry Clay

I was one of the three most powerful senators, but you don’t remember me

I first came to Salem to advise a rope maker on the advantages of hemp. Once in town I met John Quincy Adams and became his Secretary of State. Before that we settled the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812 that was created in response for the First Bank of the United States loosing its charter which gave 70% of our treasury to the English. I also met Daniel Webster who was one of the Triumphant of senators with me. We plotted and got away with assassinating 3 presidents trying to make the third national bank after Jackson ended the Second National Bank of the United States in 1836 for giving 70% of our treasury to the English.

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