Daniel Webster Essay

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Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire, on January 18, 1782. Daniel was delicate, but a brilliant child, his family realized this, and made great expense to put Daniel and his brother Ezekiel through school. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he studied law and was admitted to the bar in Boston in 1805. Daniel Webster, was a well known public speaker and major constitutional lawyer; he was a major congressional representative for the Northern Whigs during his twenty years he served in the U.S. Senate. He became famous as orator for his speeches supporting the Union and opposing the nullification movement and its supporters. Daniel was one of the greatest orators and debaters of his time, he fought
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He had a way that he presented his words to his audience, he would have his listeners completely under control and he could persuade them quite easily. After getting his degree from Dartmouth College in 1801, he returned to Salisbury, NH, where he began to study law and more English literature, and when he found some spare time he would fish and hunt. He was later that year offered job as a schoolmaster in the town of Fryeburg, Maine. He was an excellent teacher, because he showed perfect dignity, level temper, and imperturbable composure, which made his students respect him. He continued to resume his law studies, resigned at the academy in Fryeburg, and took a the initiative to take the trip to Boston to introduce himself to a one of the most respected lawyers in the Boston area, his name was Christopher Gore. Dartmouth College was hardly established before the disputes between John Wheelock and the college’s board of trustees went into a debate that nearly threatened the college. Convinced by President Wheelock, Governor of Plumer, New Hampshire. The state legislature passed measures to put aside the board of trustees and to rename the institution "Dartmouth University." They refused to be frightened, and the former board of trustees carried on to operate Dartmouth College along side with the university until the