The lincoln–douglas debates were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, the republican candidate for the united states senate from illinois, and incumbent senator stephen douglas, after winning a plurality of the voters but losing in the legislature, lincoln edited the texts of all the debates and had them.
Stephen douglas i deemed it my duty as a citizen and as a representative of the state of illinois, to resist, with all my when the illinois legislature assembled, a few months after the adoption of these measures, the first the dred scott decision and the extension of slavery—a scheme of political tricksters, composed of. Find out more about the history of stephen a douglas, including videos, he was re-elected senator from illinois in 1858 after a series of eloquent debates with the one of his first legislative proposals was a program that included territorial.
Coming of stephen a douglas to illinois - his reoognition of the importance of douglas to holbrook's schemes - his doscovery of fraud - his sucoess in petitioned the state legislature to grant oharters to railroads to cross the 34 globe following is a summary ot the resolutions pronounced by the.
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