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Lincoln-Douglas debate number 1, 1858

PUB. DATE
August 2017
SOURCE
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Number 1, 1858;8/1/2017, p1
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Primary Source Document
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Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the text of the first joint debate between American political candidates Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen Douglas, which was held in Ottawa on August 21, 1858. Douglas's speech begins with background on the Whig and Democratic parties, the Kansas and Nebraska bill, the abolition doctrine, and the Black Republican party convention in Illinois. Lincoln's reply includes a portion of a speech made in Peoria that shows his position on the Missouri Compromise and the injustice of slavery. Other topics in the debate are the sovereignty of states to decide the slave question.
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21212781

 

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