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What issue did Abraham Lincoln and Stephan a Douglas disagree during their debates?
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Who was Stephan Douglas challenged by in Illinois?
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Who was involved in the Lincoln and Douglass debates?
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Why did Abraham Lincoln support the idea of popular sovereignty?
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What did Stephan A Douglas do?
Stephan A. Douglas was a US Senator from Illinois. He won the position against Abraham Lincoln and they engaged in a series of debates that attracted national attention.He is noted as an advocate of "popular sovereignty" which was the idea of letting the people in a territory vote on whether to allow slavery or not. He ran against Lincoln for President in 1896.
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When did president Lincoln loose to Stephan A. Douglas?
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Who won the senate election in Illinois in the 1858?
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Who was Abraham Lincoln's opponent in the US presidential election?
How did Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas differ in their views on slavery?
What was Stephan Douglas's feelings about slavery?
What were the issues that divided Lincoln and Douglas?
During the 1858 Senatorial race in Illinois, Lincoln of the newly formed Republican Party and the incumbent Senator, Stephan Douglas squared off in a series of public debates. The main issue between Lincoln and Douglas was the issue of slavery. Lincoln's main position was that as Senator, he would favor any legislation or policies that would curtail the expansion of slavery or even help abolish it. Lincoln claimed that Douglas was in favor of "nationalizing the institution of slavery". Douglas had already as a senator addressed the issue of slavery, and in the debates with Lincoln, asserted that he favored what seemed to be the "ongoing policy" concerning slavery of allowing the people in a territory to vote before the territory became a State. They could vote either way on the issue. Stephan Douglas did retain his senate seat by defeating Lincoln in the November 1858 election.
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Who was nominated for president by norther democrats in election of 1860?
What compelled Abraham Lincoln to run against Senator Stephan Douglas?
When the Whig Party dissolved, Abraham Lincoln joined the new Republican Party in Illinois. He already had made solid political connections, one was with the powerful Congressman, Henry Clay of Kentucky. Clay had been Lincoln's mentor. Lincoln also held strong anti-slavery views and soon became one the top Republicans in Illinois. When the term of nationally known Stephen Douglas, senator of Illinois, Lincoln saw an opportunity to gain national recognition by having his party nominate him to run against the powerful Democrat Douglas. He had the goal of leading people and gaining political power. He was a spokesman for anti-slavery Republicans.
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Who was the democratic senator from Illinois in 1858 and who was the republican that ran against him?
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Who were Abraham Lincoln's election opponents?
In the 1860 presidential election, which occurred before the Civil War began, Lincoln was the nominee of the Republicans. Stephan A. Douglas was nominated by the Democrats, but a pro-slavery faction walked out of the convention and nominated John C. Breckinridge. There was also fourth party made up of old-line Whigs and hold-overs from the American (Know-Nothing) party, and they nominated John Bell. All four candidates received electoral votes. In 1864, while the Civil War was still going on, Lincoln ran for a second term for President, and General George B. McClellan, who Lincoln had fired a few years earlier, ran against him. In the Senate elections of 1858, Abraham Lincoln lost to Stephan Douglas, the Northern Democratic Party's presidential nominee in 1860.
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In 1858 did Lincoln defeat Stephan Douglas?
No. But Lincoln gained national notice from their debates, and in those debates got Douglas staked out to positions regarding slavery that helped Douglas win the Senate seat in 1858, but helped Lincoln win the presidency in 1860, when he again ran against Douglas. So Lincoln lost the battle, but won the war. Lincoln's "House Divided" speech from the 1858 debates is a classic of American history. Lincoln did not have speech writers either. He spoke from the heart, and very eloquently. We haven't had politicians with the guts to do that, or, for that matter, who HAVE principles they believe in that much (beyond "vote for me!"), in a very long, sad time.
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