Alexander Hamilton smote the rock of the national resources, and abundant streams of revenue gushed forth. He touched the dead corpse of the public credit, and it sprang upon its feet.
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|Birth:||18th January, 1782|
|Death:||24th October, 1852|
Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. He was an American politician and lawyer. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made him a key Whig leader. He appointed the United States Secretary of State under three presidents. One of the highest-regarded courtroom lawyers of the era, Webster shaped several key U.S. Supreme Court cases that established important constitutional precedents that bolstered the authority of the federal government. As a diplomat he is best known for negotiating the Webster-Ashburton Treaty with Great Britain; it established the definitive eastern border between the United States and Canada. His "Reply to Hayne" in 1830 has been regarded as one of the greatest speeches in the senate's history.
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