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  • (noun): United States politician and orator (1782-1817).
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Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) 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. He was one of the nation's most prominent conservatives, leading opposition to Democrat Andrew Jackson and the Democratic Party. He was a spokesman for modernization, banking and industry, but not for the common people who composed the base of his enemies in Jacksonian Democracy. "He was a thoroughgoing elitist, and he reveled in it," says biographer Remini. During his 40 years in national politics, Webster served in the House of Representatives for 10 years (representing New Hampshire), in the Senate for 19 years (representing Massachusetts), and was appointed the Secretary of State under three presidents.

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List Of National Historic Landmarks In New Hampshire - National Historic Landmarks in New Hampshire
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... Webster's legacy has been commemorated by numerous means Literature and film The popular short story, play and movie The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét ... Schools and Colleges Daniel Webster College a small four year college located in Nashua, New Hampshire ... A dormitory at Phillips Exeter Academy is named Webster Hall in honor of Daniel Webster, as is the fifth floor of Phillips Hall, which is known as the Daniel Webster Debate Room ...
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... "The Devil and Daniel Webster" is a 1937 short story by Stephen Vincent Benét ... The Devil and Daniel Webster can also refer to The Devil and Daniel Webster (1938 opera), an opera by Douglas Moore The Devil and Daniel Webster (film), an ...
United States Presidential Election, 1852 - Nominations - Whig Party Nomination
... from Virginia Millard Fillmore, President of the United States from New York Daniel Webster, former U.S ... General Winfield Scott of New Jersey President Millard Fillmore of New York Former Senator Daniel Webster of Massachusetts The 1852 Whig National Convention, held in Baltimore, Maryland, was ... A deadlock occurred because most New England delegates supported Daniel Webster ...
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... Daniel Webster (1782–1852), U.S ... Distant relative of Daniel Webster ... Daniel Webster (1949-), Florida State Representative 1980-1998, Florida State Senator 1998-2008, U.S ...

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