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  • Daniel Webster

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    Daniel Webster Born January 18, 1782, in Salisbury, New Hampshire, Daniel Webster was a central figure in the nation's history. He successfully combined his political and legal career and played a role as lawyer, congressman, orator, secretary of state, leader of two parties, and a presidential candidate. His father, recognizing that his son was more suited for scholastics than for farm life, ensured that Daniel received an education. Webster studied at the Phillips Exeter Academy before enrolling

  • The Devil And Daniel Webster

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    The play "The Devil and Daniel Webster" was written by Stephen Vincent Benét in 1938. Stephen Vincent Benét was born in 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His education came from Yale University and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. "The Devil and Daniel Webster" has a wide array of characters, each with a distinguished personality, yet an overall temperment that would be fitting of a New England community. The main character is Jabez Stone, a wealthy New England statesman whose possition

  • the devil and daniel webster

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    story I had read was the Devil and Daniel Webster it was written by Stephen Vincent Ben’et. This story is a lot alike most of his other stories discussing what it means to be an American. Also this story is one of his most famous stories it combines folk-lore and history also it has been made into a play and so to be coming out a movie. Story Summary      In this story it begins speaking about a character named Daniel Webster, which was from Marshfield, but,

  • Devil And Daniel Webster

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    The Devil and Daniel Webster Movie In the movie and the short story, "The Devil and Daniel Webster", written by Stephen Vincent Benet, there is illustrated the battle between the forces of good and evil. Although the story allows the reader to mentally picture the scenes and the movie does the depicting for the viewer, there are several similarities in each script. Some of these similarities are the way the characters are depicted and the final scene. There are several incongruous

  • Devial And Daniel Webster

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         The play "The Devil and Daniel Webster" was boiring as watching grass grow. The audience struggled to find a comfortable position to stay awake. This disappointing production was stale and went nowhere. Unfortuneltly the audience was unable to develop any emotional relationship with the main characters. THe play predictablitly created an atmosphere of distisfaction. Stephen Vincent Benet obviously was having a bad day when writing this script.      Benet

  • Defender of the Costitution: Daniel Webster

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    In 1827, Daniel Webster a lawyer specializing in the Constitution from Massachusetts and previous member of the House of Representatives was elected to the Senate. He severed in that position from 1827 to 1841 the entire time Andrew Jackson was president. Webster was extremely passionate about the constitution and what it stood for, which earned him the nickname “Defender of the Constitution.” Throughout his term in office Webster and President Jackson interacted on many issues such as the Nullification

  • A Brief Biography Of Daniel Webster

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    American influential figure Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury New Hampshire, on January 18th 1782 whom which attended the preparatory school, Phillips Academy, and then Dartmouth College. Webster early in his career earned recognition for his role in significant Supreme Court cases as well as being a member of the House of Representative, Senate and Secretary of State. Webster was a Federalist and a defender of the Constitution he later became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and

  • The Political Career of Daniel Webster

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    The Political Career of Daniel Webster Daniel Webster contributed a large potion of the Civil War. To begin, he was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on January 18, 1782. His parents were farmers so many people didn't know what to expect of him. Even though his parents were farmers, he still graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801. After he learned to be a lawyer, Daniel Webster opened a legal practice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1807. Webster quickly became an experienced

  • A Plea for Harmony and Peace: Senator Daniel Webster

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    Author’s Background Daniel Webster is considered one of the greatest orators in the history of the American senate. In fact, this speech is considered one of the greatest of his orations(Annals 24). He was born and raised in the North. This helped to shape his political ideas in his future. Daniel was a senator for Massachusetts and a prominent figure among Northerners. Through his life he was a part of three different parties: Adams, anti-Jacksonian, and Whig. This speech was widely considered

  • Intent and Motive in The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster

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    Intent and Motive in The Devil and Tom Walker and The Devil and Daniel Webster      Washington Irving, in writing "The Devil and Tom Walker", and Stephen Vincent Benet, in writing "The Devil and Daniel Webster" illustrate to the reader the consequences of man's desire for material wealth and how a person's motivation for a relationship with the devil affects the outcome of the "deal". In these two different, yet surprisingly similar narratives, the authors present their beliefs about human