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American statesman Daniel Webster earned fame for his staunch support of the federal government and his skills as an orator. Originally a lawyer, Webster was elected a NH congressman in 1813. He later served as a MA congressman and senator, becoming a leading proponent of federal action to stimulate the economy through protective tariffs, transportation improvements and a national bank.
As a congressman from 1813-1817 from NH, he opposed the War of 1812. He won renown as the defender of the Constitution by denouncing nullification when SC adopted it. Long an opponent of slavery extension, he spoke against annexing TX and against going to war with Mexico.
Webster exerted considerable influence on the development of constitutional law. The Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Marshall adopted Webster’s arguments in a number of significant cases, among them: Dartmouth College v. Woodward, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden. These decisions strengthened the federal government against the state governments, the judiciary as against the legislative and executive branches, and commercial and industrial as against agricultural interests.
In politics, Webster along with Henry Clay and John C. Calhoun formed what was called a ‘great triumvirate,’ though the 3 seldom combined except in opposition to President Andrew Jackson. Webster delivered a highly anticipated address during Senate debates, remembered as the "Seventh of March Speech," in which he spoke of preserving the Union. He died October 24, 1852.
The presentation covers the following:
Early Life & Education
Political Career (2)
Secretary of State
Strong Federal Government
Defender of the Constitution
Establishing Constitutional Law
Dartmouth College v. Woodward
McCulloch v. Maryland
Gibbons v. Ogden
A Great Triumvirate
Death & Legacy
End of Presentation
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