Lincoln-Douglas Debates — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts

On August 21, 1858, Illinois politicians Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas began a series of campaign appearances as they battled each other for a seat in the U.S. Senate. The resulting Lincoln-Douglas debates are considered a seminal moment in American political history. Find out more about the debates here:

Lincoln-Douglas Debates — History.com Articles, Video, Pictures and Facts.

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