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Q: What most accurately explains the role played by debates over popular sovereignty in causing the Civil War?
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Is it true that In the Lincoln Douglas debates of 1858 Abraham Lincoln favored popular sovereignty?


In what document did Douglas state that people can decide wheter ot not about slavery?

Stephen Douglas's idea of popular sovereignty for the expansion of slavery was not in a document, but rather came out in his debates with Abraham Lincoln.

How did the Kansas-Nebraska Act affect antislavery northerners?

It raised the issue of local voting on the slave question (Popular Sovereignty), which was defended by Illinois Senator Stephen Douglas in his high-profile debates with Lincoln, who was against any extension of slavery. These debates brought Lincoln to public attention for the first time.

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What were the failures of the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Maybe their lack of live TV coverage? They were well covered by newspapers all over the country and more widely read than similar debates today. Maybe from Lincoln's point of view they failed, since he lost the election, but since his point of view eventually prevailed and Douglas's popular sovereignty position did not work in Kansas, maybe Lincoln did not fail. In short, I am saying that I think the debates were really very successful and I wonder what failures you are looking for.

What did Douglas reply to Lincoln in the Lincoln Douglas debates?

Stephen Douglas believed in popular sovereignty. He said in the debate, "I ask you to reflect on these things, for I tell you that there is a conspiracy to carry this election for the Black Republicans by slander, and not by fair means."

How many debates were held in 1960 in the series of presidential debates?

There were four presidential debates in the election of 1960, between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. These were the presidential debates as well as the first nationally televised debates in US history.

When was Munk Debates created?

Munk Debates was created in 2008.

When was International Debates created?

International Debates was created in 2003.

How many debates between Obama an McCain were there?

3 televised debates

How many series of debates did Lincoln challenge the democrats?

7 debates

What has happen to televised presidential debates since 1960?

The only thing that has happened to televised presidential debates since 1960 is that the debates last a lot longer. It is also stated that the debates are targeted for undecided voters.