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Daniel Webster: “I Still Live!”

Image of Jim Cooke as Daniel WebsterSenator John F. Kennedy, in Profiles in Courage, wrote, “Daniel Webster was undoubtedly the most talented figure in our congressional history.” Senator Webster—as portrayed by professional actor Jim Cooke— modestly agrees. We meet the New Hampshire farm boy who went to Dartmouth College and then on to a career as our greatest orator and statesman.

The program offers recollections of the early Republic, and gives insight into Webster’s support of the unsupportable Fugitive Slave Law. It grew out of his conviction that the Union must be preserved above all else.

Additional Costs: $100-250.

Available in correctional facilities.

About the presenter

Image of Jim Cooke Jim Cooke - Jim is an actor and historian whose performances have been featured at the Smithsonian, the Library of Congress, on television, and at numerous presidential libraries. See full biography.

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