Daniel Webster served in both the House of Representatives and the Senate. He was the 14th secretary of state under William Henry Harrison and John Tyler, and the 19th secretary of state under Millard Fillmore. He is considered to be one of the greatest ever to hold the office. Daniel Webster was a staunch supporter of a strong federal government. He opposed the War of 1812 and was a leading proponent of federal action to stimulate the economy through protective tariffs, transportation improvements, and a national bank. A great orator, he is best remembered for his reply to Senator Hayne on nullification with the words, “Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!”
The United States Senate and House of Representatives comprise the legislative branch of the U.S. government. Each state has two senators regardless of the state’s population. U.S. senators serve staggered terms of six years. Prior to 1913, senators were appointed by their state legislatures. This changed with the 17th Amendment, which mandated senators be elected by popular vote. The Senate has the power to ratify treaties and to confirm cabinet secretaries, federal judges, Supreme Court justices, and other federal executive officials.
This Daniel Webster History Mug is part of our Secretary of State series which includes the many unique individuals who served as U.S. Secretary of State.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
- Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.