U Kiss asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 8 years ago

What are the 3 Great Orator of Congress of the 19th century ?

What are the 3 Great Orators of Congress of the 19th century ?

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  • gatita
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    8 years ago
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    Daniel Webster, John Calhoun, Edward Everet

    Daniel Webster U.S. lawyer and politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives (1813 – 17). After moving to Boston (1816), he built a prosperous law practice and represented Massachusetts in the House (1823 – 27). He argued several precedent-setting cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including the Dartmouth College case, McCulloch v. Maryland, and Gibbons v. Ogden. Elected to the U.S. Senate (1827 – 41, 1845 – 50), he became famous as an orator for his speeches supporting the Union and opposing the nullification movement and its advocates, John C. Calhoun and Robert Y. Hayne. As U.S. secretary of state (1841 – 43, 1850 – 52) he negotiated the Webster-Ashburton Treaty to settle the Canada-Maine border dispute.

    John Caldwell Calhoun (March 18, 1782 – March 31, 1850) was a prominent United States politician from South Carolina during the first half of the 19th century. He was the first vice-president born as a United States citizen.

    Although he died a decade before the American Civil War broke out between the North and the South, Calhoun was the primary intellectual architect of what would become the short-lived Confederate States of America. Nicknamed the "cast-steel man" for his staunch determination to defend the causes in which he believed, Calhoun pushed the theory of nullification, an extreme states' rights view under which states could declare null and void any federal law they deemed to be unconstitutional. He was an outspoken proponent of the institution of slavery, which he defended as a "positive good" rather than as a necessary evil. His rhetorical defense of slavery was partially responsible for escalating Southern threats of secession in the face of mounting abolitionist sentiment in the North.

    Edward Everett (11 April 1794 – 15 January 1865) as an American politician and orator, who served as a US Congressman, US Senator, Governor of Massachusetts, US Secretary of State, and as President of Harvard University. On 19 November 1863 he was the main speaker at Gettysburg, whose two-hour oration has been eclipsed in history by President Abraham Lincoln's brief Gettysburg Address. He was the father of congressman William Everett and the great uncle of Edward Everett Hale.


    Degree in History and Spanish, New Mexico State U. 1990

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  • 3 years ago

    Excellent answers

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