Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: American

Occupation: Statesman

Biography: Daniel Webster was a leading American statesman and senator from Massachusetts during the period leading up to the Civil War. He first rose to regional prominence through his defense of New England shipping interests. Webster's increasingly nationalistic views, and his effectiveness as a speaker, made him one of the most famous orators and influential Whig leaders of the Second Party System.

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Source/Notes: Speech (June 3, 1834); reported in Edward Everett, ed., The Works of Daniel Webster (1851), volume iv, page 47.
Source/Notes: The Works of Daniel Webster (1853), p. 377, "Reception at New York"

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