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The Great Triumvirate by Merrill D. Peterson

The Great Triumvirate by Merrill D. Peterson

Link to Merrill D. Peterson's joint biography of Webster and his contemporaries, John C. Calhoun and Henry Clay. Both were also U.S. senators and leading politicians from the War of 1812 through the early 1850's. Together, the three men were known as the

robert y hayne of south carolina reply to daniel webster january 21 ...

robert y hayne of south carolina reply to daniel webster january 21 ...

The first two speeches listed were part of a tariff debate that came to revolve around larger issues, most notably the nature of the union. In the second speech, Webster's Second Reply to Hayne, Webster made an impassioned case for a cohesive nation. It was perhaps his greatest speech.

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