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How did the North react to the Lincoln Douglas debates in 1858?

The Lincoln and Douglas debates in 1858, were extensively covered by newspapers in both the North and the South. Northerners followed the debates and by doing so, brought to national attention the views of Abraham Lincoln. Abolitionists in the North were impressed with Abraham Lincoln's views on slavery.


Who did Stephen Douglas's support the kansas nebraska act leding to a series of debates over slavery with?

Abrham lincoln when he was running for reelection


What was the main issue debated by Lincoln and Douglas?

Whether or not slavery should expand into new territories. Lincoln and Douglas did NOT debate on whether or not to *end* slavery, just whether it should be allowed in the new territories and states being accepted into the U.S. Lincoln, as a member of the Free Soil party, thought that slavery shouldn't be expanded, while Douglass believed it should.


When did Stephen A Douglas debate Abraham Lincoln in Illinois?

In the mid-1850's Douglas and Lincoln began one of the most famous political feuds in American history, it became known as the Lincoln-Douglas debates but the debates actually had began many years earlier. In Illinois's fourth capital, the Vandalia State House is where Douglas and Lincoln had their first debate around 1837. They continued with more debates in early 1840's above Joshua Speed's dry goods store, "where many aspirants politicians met" in Springfield, Illinois. During the 1840 presidential election Douglas made the decision to take their debates outside in the street, which lasted a week. Douglas enjoyed political fights and that is how he got his nickname the "Little Giant". Another reason was the many debates became more personal over Mary Todd "Lincoln's future wife and Douglas's past girlfriend". The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates was in mid-1850's and began over the Kansas-Nebraska Act, that under-minded the Missouri Compromise. Douglas saw it as "Manifest Destiny" but Lincoln saw it as a deliberate spread of slavery into Kansas and other once free-territories. Lincoln was Illinois Republican Party's nomination for senator, and ran against Douglas but even though Lincoln won the debates he still lost the senate to Douglas. Until the Presidential campaign of 1860. With the Democratic Party split, a Republican was sure to win. Lincoln was reserved in his campaign and stayed at home, allowing his supporters to speak for him. Douglas however did not, he campaigned furiously but Lincoln still won both popular and electoral college votes. I


Was manifest destiny the main topic of the lincoln douglas debates?

It was one topic, but certainly not the only one. First, it is worth noting that there were seven debates (and for modern students, accustomed to seeing candidates give one minute responses to questions, each candidate spoke for as long as an hour, before giving way to his opponent). As for Manifest Destiny, the belief that America had both the right and the duty to expand and take over more territory, this was indeed a point of contention between the candidates: Douglas generally supported the idea, while Lincoln generally did not. But most historians will tell you the main topic for the debates was the controversy over slavery-- especially whether the spread of slavery should be limited by the federal government, or whether the individual states should be allowed to make the decision to permit it or not.

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What did Abraham and Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debate in the Lincoln Douglas debates?

slavery


The topic of the Lincoln-Douglas debates was what?

slavery


What was the topic of the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

Slavery in the territories


What was the key issue in the lincoln-douglas debates?

The key issue in the Lincoln-Douglas debates was slavery. Lincoln and Douglas were viewed as contenders for the 1860 presidential election.


Over Which issue did Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas disagree during their debates?

It was the issue of slavery that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas disagreed about during their political debates. Stephen A Douglas supported slavery while Abraham Lincoln opposed it.


What was the main topic of the seven debates between Lincoln and Douglas in 1858?

For the most part the Lincoln and Douglas debates centered around slavery. Lincoln made it clear how strong his opposition to slavery was. Douglas was not a pro-slavery advocate, but trusted the US Supreme Court decision in 1858 that basically declared slavery legal.


The topic of the Lincoln-Douglas debates was?

Slavery in the territories


Which issue did Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas disagree during their debates?

It was the issue of slavery that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas disagreed about during their political debates. Stephen A Douglas supported slavery while Abraham Lincoln opposed it.


What was the main. Issue in the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

slavery in the territories


What causes the Lincoln-Douglas Debates?

Abraham Lincoln opposed slavery and Douglas wanted states rights


What were the major debates and compromises that affected the creation of the U.S constitution?

Political Debates Between Lincoln and Douglas.


Who ran for slavery against Stephen Douglas and had a series of debates about slavery with him?

Abraham Lincoln