Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Daniel Webster

Daniel Webster:
He was part of the "immortal trio" with Clay and Calhoun for the last time to discuss about issues from the North and South. Webster agreed with Clay and his proposed compromises (look at what i wrote for Clay). He also urged all reasonable concessions to the South, including a new fugitive slave law. But when it came to the issue of slavery, Webster thought it was best to leave it alone and not discuss it. He concluded that compromise, concession, and reasonableness were the only solutions. Webster also gave his Seventh of March speech in 1850 which strengthened Union sentiment. His speech was also pleasing to the banking and commercial centers of the North but not to the abolitionists.

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