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Profiles in Courage Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 3 Summary

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Chapter 3 Summary

The first line of this chapter quotes Daniel Webster as describing himself "...not as a Massachusetts man but as an American." Daniel Webster was a great orator and very popular for his ability to convince in his speeches. His deep voice and slow delivery of the words in his speeches - to say nothing of his ability to articulate and convince in a riveting manner-made a positive impact on everyone who heard him.

Daniel Webster was known as the greatest orator of his day and a leader of the North because of his strong views against slavery. In addition to being a leader of the North when the South and the North were at odds, Webster was a proponent of keeping the Union united, and he believed that it was more important to support the Union when he felt that Civil War threatened to destroy it. He...

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