Analysis Of Daniel Webster's The Seventh Of March Speech

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Daniel Webster was very expressive in The Seventh of March Speech. He talked about how America should be a place of peace, liberty, and strength. However, his words certainly did not match up with the fact that he was a bystander of the injustice of slavery. His speech lacked the importance of African American 's circumstances entirely. Although his speech, informed us that his primary concern was that America be strongly united, and secure, built on a good foundation, able to resolve issues, and act as a national family, he doesn 't suggest nor help create a resolution to the issue. In the first paragraph, it says, “"Hear me for my cause." I speak to-day, out of a solicitous and anxious heart for the restoration to the country...” This quote is a clear indicator that he wants the greater good for America. However, can we really consider what he says to be the greater good for America as a whole or just the whites and higher class citizens? Although I disagree with the way Webster views things, I took the time to look at things from his standpoint. Webster was known to be a great senator and it was because of his strong will and desire for the country to get better. Obviously he has people thinking the same as him. They don 't see that Daniel Webster contradicts himself throughout the entire speech. He communicates his concern on how the union should be and how it 's the nation 's job to unite, and enforce freedom, etc. while camouflaging his true feelings about slavery. One

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