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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates were in 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas. Their wasn’t only one debate but their was seven, each challenging each other ideas. But not of the debates were actually debates. The main topic was slavery and its future in the United States. The main idea for these debates were to help their parties but ended up attracting several thousands of people to watch. They turned into major sorting events were the people would scream question, boo and cheer. Eventually the debates got out to public through a telegraph and the entire nation found out and they followed the debates closely. During the speech Lincoln said how bad the doctrine of popular sovereignty, talking about how it failed ending in huge conflict
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