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The United States are a political state, or organized society, whose end is government, for the security, welfare, and happiness of all who live under its protection.

 
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William H. Seward
William H. Seward
  • Born: May 16, 1801
  • Died: October 10, 1872
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Statesman

William Henry Seward was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as Governor of New York and United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a dominant figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the American Civil War.

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