I'm doing this school project and I got Daniel Webster. But since he died before the civil war I couldn't find out how he contributed to anything involving the war. So I would really appreciate if someone could tell me the things he did that involved the beginning of the civil war? I need someone to summarize what all he done. The links on Google are just 8 paragraphs of his childhood and I only need details of what he done to the civil war. What I found out was – The annexation of Texas in 1845 and the resulting war with Mexico, both opposed by Webster, forced the country to face the issue of the expansion of slavery. Webster opposed such expansion but feared even more a dissolution of the Union over the dispute. In a powerful speech before the Senate on Mar. 7, 1850, he supported the COMPROMISE OF 1850, denouncing Southern threats of secession but urging Northern support for a stronger law for the recovery of fugitive slaves. Webster was named secretary of state in July 1850 by President Millard Fillmore and supervised the strict enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Act. Webster's stand alienated antislavery forces and divided the Whig party, but it helped to preserve the Union.
Daniel Webster: U. S. SENATOR; SECRETARY OF STATE; "DEFENDER OF THE CONSTITUTION" "[T]he Christian religion — its general principles — must ever be regarde. . .