Lincoln, Douglas, and the Power of Clarifying an Argument
When Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held their famous debates ... The major question at issue was how to handle slavery in the new territories that were then coming into the union. Douglas had hitched his star to “popular sovereignty,” or the ...
'He had been treated like a slave': Lincoln had strong views on the issue that left our house divided
While slavery wasn't formally abolished in the United States until the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was adopted Dec. 6, 1865, President Abraham ... half slave. Lincoln lost his election bid to the Senate to Democrat Stephen A. Douglas after ...
No Lincoln or Douglas in this debate
FRANKFORT — Remember the famous slap-down in the 1988 vice presidential debate when Republican Dan Quayle compared his youth and limited ... years after the famous debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858. So other than what I ...
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates Unplugged
The Lincoln-Douglas senatorial debates of 1858—the seven three-hour-long contests conducted around Illinois by Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent, and Republican Abraham ... new territories decide for themselves whether to legalize slavery.
Past and Present: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 150 Years Later
On the dry, sun-baked afternoon of Aug. 21, 1858, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas ... issue of legalized slavery in America. Congress had been paralyzed for years by the demands of southern slaveholders to open the unsettled territories of the ...