Abraham Lincoln - Stephen Douglas Debates Photos
The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 were a formal debate series which took place in seven towns in Illinois while the two were contesting a U.S. Senate seat. While Douglas won the election, Lincoln's anti-slavery position brought him to prominence & set the stage for his eventual election to the American Presidency. The debates became so famous that several works of art commemorate them.
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|Recreation of scene of Lincoln debating Douglas at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Springfield, IL.||Relief of Lincoln debating Douglas in Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.||Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.||Statue of Stephen Douglas, who debated Lincoln, in Old State Capitol. Springfield, IL.|
|Statue of Stephen Douglas (1813-61) at Illinois State Capitol. Springfield, IL.|
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