Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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  • Maria Fattah
  • Compromise of 1850 1850
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 1854
  • What were the Lincoln-Douglas Debates about?
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1858
  • People should have the right to vote on slavery.
  • African Americans are entitled to natural laws!
  • Civil War 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln is nominated for U.S. Senate by Republicans from Illinois in 1858.
  • Democrat Stephen Douglas was also nominated for Senate for Illinois. Lincoln challenged Douglas to a debate. This became known as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates.
  • Lincoln and Douglas debated about slavery and the rights of slaves.
  • Douglas Won!
  • Although Stephen Douglas won the debates, Abraham Lincoln became an important part of the Republican Party and gained recognition which helped him become the 16th president of the U.S.
  • Stephen Douglas: Senator from Illinois who tries to compromise with the North and South. Abraham Lincoln: nominated for the U.S. Senate in 1858 to represent Illinois. Challenged Stephen Douglas to a debate that became known as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates. 16th president of the U.S.
  • Lincoln Lost!
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