the lincoln douglas debate

Complete the following prompt:

After reading Lincoln’s “house divided speech,” and the seventh Lincoln-Douglas debate (Alton, Illinois on October 15, 1858), explain Stephen Douglas’ and Abraham Lincoln’s positions on the following issues:

  1. Expansion of slavery;
  2. Popular sovereignty;
  3. Dred Scott decision;
  4. Freeport Doctrine;
  5. African American citizenship
  • After you’re finished discussing their views, I want YOU to elaborate what YOU found most surprising about the views held by Lincoln and Douglas.
  • I want you to cite the page and paragraph number in parenthesis of each of your claims in the above questions. For example: Lincoln’s position on slavery was XYZ (p 2. paragraph 3; p.8, paragraph
  • 400 Words Minimum
 

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