Nineteenth century American politician, noted for his oratory skills


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"Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 - October 25, 1852) was a United States Senator and Secretary of State. Famed for his ability as an orator, Webster was one of the most important figures in the Second Party System from the 1820s to the 1850s. Like Henry Clay, his passionate patriotic devotion to preserving the Union lent him a predisposition to finding compromises between the northern and southern factions of the country. ..."


18 Jan 1782, in Salisbury, New Hampshire


24 Oct 1852, in Marshfield, Massachusetts


WEBSTER, Daniel - Biographical Information
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


WEBSTER, Daniel (1782-1852) Bibliography
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress


On Conscription [PDF], 9 Dec 1814
Speech before the U.S. House of Representatives
"The administration asserts the right to fill the ranks of the regular army by compulsion. ... A military force cannot be raised, in this manner, but by the means of a military force. If administration has found that it can not form an army without conscription, it will find, if it venture on these experiments, that it can not enforce conscription without an army."
Related Topic: Militarism