Oration on Ambition
October 6, 1800

Oration on Ambition (October 6, 1800)
This address was prepared for the United Fraternity. In it, Webster describes the ubiquitous nature of ambition in the human spirit. He delineates its positive and negative uses by comparing the conquest-driven ambition of Ceasar to the virtue-guided ambition of Washington, who Webster idolized.


Source: Dartmouth College Archives


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