African Americans should be entitled to all natural rights, the right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness
Lincoln Douglas Debate
The nation could not remain half slave, half free!
This statement revealed a Republican desire to make a every state a free state
Illinois Republicans nominate Abraham Lincoln for U.S. Senate
It does not matter what the Supreme Court decided, the people have lawful means to introduce it or exclude as they please, for the reason that slavery cannot exist a day or an hour anywhere, unless it is supported by local police regulations.
Lincoln said that all African Americans should be equal
First Debate Douglas criticized Lincoln for what he said
The second debate Lincoln pressed Douglas on the contradiction between the democrats belief in popular sovereignty
Slavery was in the hands of the American Citizens, made Douglas the U.S. Senate
Lincoln became a strong important leader of the republican party