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  • Illinois Republicans nominated Abraham Lincoln for the U.S. Senate. His opponent was Democrat Stephen Douglas who had represented Illinois in the Snate since 1847. In an effort to maintain a place in the U.S. Senate, Lincoln and Douglas squared off in a series of seven debates in whh are known as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
  • Sayiri
  • Suriel
  • The central issue is the spread of slavery in the West. The Democrats are trying to spread slavery across the nation. Although African Americans are entitled to all the natural rights listed in the Declaration of Independence, they aren't socially nor politically equal to us whites. The nation just cannot be half slave half free.
  • 1820
  • Missouri Compromise
  • 1856
  • The nation can't remain half slave half free? this statements reveals a Republican desire to make every state a free state. That, can let to a destruction of the nation as well as warfare between the North and South
  • Bleeding Kansas
  • 1858
  • Explain how the apparent contradiction between the Democrats beliefs in popular sovereignty and the Dred Scott decision. If congress could not ban slavery from a federal territory, they can only allow the citizens of that territory to ban it.
  • 1861
  • Civil War
  • This notion that the Police would enforce the voters decision if it contradicted the Supreme Court's decision in the Dred Scott case is the Freeport Doctrine.
  • It doesn't matter what the Supreme Court decided about slavery. The people have the lawful means to introduce it or exclude it as they please. This is why slavery cannot exist a day or an hour anywhere unless it is supported by the local police regulations.
  • VOTE FOR DOUGLAS. The Freeport Doctrine allows you to!
  • Douglas got the slavery question back on everybody's radar. With the help of the Freeport Doctrine, He got himself a seat in the Senate.
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