This lesson plan will explore abraham lincoln's rise to political prominence during the debate over the future of american slavery lincoln's anti-slavery politics will be contrasted with the abolitionism of william lloyd garrison and frederick douglass and the popular sovereignty concept of us senator stephen a douglas. Stephen a douglas, the incumbent senator, and abraham lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the sixth in a series of seven debates for the right to represent illinois in the. Stephen a douglas, argument in the first lincoln-douglas debate at ottawa, illinois, august 21, in 1858, abraham lincoln ran against stephen a douglas for a. The first lincoln-douglas debates, october 1854, by john a corry, and the long pursuit: abraham lincoln's thirty-year struggle with stephen douglas for the heart and soul of america, by roy morris jr. In 1854, mr abraham lincoln and mr trumbull entered into an arrangement, one with the other, and each with his respective friends, to dissolve the old whig party on the one hand, and to dissolve the old democratic party on the other, and to connect the members of both into an abolition party under the name and disguise of a republican party.
They approved a resolution that stated that abraham lincoln is the first and only choice of the republicans of illinois for the united states senate, as the successor to stephen a douglas 50 in the house divided speech that followed, mr lincoln directly addressed senator douglas and his supporters: there are those who denounce us. The abraham lincoln-stephen douglas debate was one of the defining moments in american history it helps set the stage for the conditions that led to the civil war below we present mr lincoln's speech from the famous lincoln-douglas debate. Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861) was an american politician from illinois and the designer of the kansas-nebraska acthe was a member of the united states house of representatives, later in the united states senate, and the democratic party nominee for president in the 1860 election, losing to longtime political and personal rival, new republican nominee abraham.
In an effort to secure their own appointments to the us senate, abraham lincoln and stephen douglas squared off in a series of seven debates in 1858 find out why douglas might have won in the. The lincoln-douglas debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, therepublican candidate for senate in illinois, and the incumbent senator stephen douglas, the. How lincoln bested douglas in their famous debates his first wife, martha, who died in 1853, had owned some after heated debates with abraham lincoln, stephen douglas won re-election to.
Lincoln-douglas debate - stephen a douglas source: an excerpt from stephen a douglas's argument in the first lincoln-douglas debate at ottawa, illinois, august 21, 1858 in 1858, abraham lincoln ran against stephen a douglas for a seat in the us senate. Keith collins, 56, of sylmar, and his brother, brian, 46, of victorville, say the men are abraham lincoln and stephen douglas, competitors for illinois' us senate seat in 1858. Lincoln and douglas debates the lincoln-douglas debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between abraham lincoln, the republican candidate, and the incumbent senator stephen douglas, a democratic party candidate, for a seat in the united states senate.
Political debates: between abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas: in the celebrated campaign of 1858 in illinois, including the preceding speeches of each at chicago, springfield, etc. Stephen douglas and abraham lincoln, first debate, ottawa, illinois, august 21, 1858 john l scripps to abraham lincoln, june 22, 1858 abraham lincoln to john l scripps, june 23, 1858. Abraham lincoln and stephen douglas the debate at freeport (1858) 1 mr lincoln's speech mr lincoln was introduced by hon thomas j turner, and was greeted with loud cheers.
Political speeches and debates of abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas, 1854-1861 springfield, ill, july 17, 1858 -- correspondence concerning debates -- first. The first debate between stephen a douglas and abraham lincoln in 1858 during the illinois senate contest is the quintessential debate of that era it sheds important insight into the key political issues in this critical period of our nation's history. August 21, 1858, was the day that abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas met in ottawa, illinois, in the first of the famous lincoln-douglas debates ottawa is a town in north-central illinois lincoln and douglas arrived in ottawa along with some six thousand spectators, doubling the city population. Join us for an unusual and lively performance featuring abraham lincoln (portrayed by george buss) and political opponent stephen a douglas (portrayed by tim connors) as they look back to their famous debates over slavery and equality in the 1858 us senate campaign in illinois.
Abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas, the lincoln-douglas debates: the first complete unexpurgated text, ed harold holzer (new york: harpercollins, 1993) jaffa, henry v crisis of the house divided. 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. The lincoln-douglas debates were actually the culmination of a rival lasting nearly a quarter-century, as abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas had first encountered each other at the illinois state legislature in the mid-1830s.