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1858, The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: Slavery

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In the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858, Abraham Lincoln, a member of the Republican Party debated against Stephen Douglas, a Democrat, for the title of Senator of Illinois. Seven debates took place throughout Illinois with one main topic: slavery.

A very interesting article from History by Hilary

More information on the Lincoln-Douglas Debates:

A map of the debates, their location and dates – http://www.nps.gov/archive/liho/debates.htm

Wikipedia article

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