Daniel Webster and Robert Y. Hayne debate the Union in US Congress

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Historical Context Note

A debate takes place in the US Congress between Daniel Webster and Robert Y. Hayne on the nature of the Union. Hayne supports state rights, while Webster's second reply to Hayne, in which he describes the US government as 'made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people', becomes legendary.
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Editors. "Daniel Webster and Robert Y. Hayne debate the Union in US Congress". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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