Daniel Webster: Second Reply to Robert Hayne

(1830)

Although he enjoyed a long and successful career as an elected official and a diplomat, Daniel Webster is best remembered for his achievements as an orator and a lawyer. In these roles he labored to establish the U.S. Constitution as the law of the land, claiming for himself the title of the document’s foremost and authoritative interpreter. While his accomplishments as a lawyer endure in the form of critical Supreme Court rulings framed by Chief Justice John Marshall, as an orator Webster attained a form of immortality, for schoolchildren in the North in the nineteenth century...

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