Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Lincoln-Douglas Debates

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  • Pamela Perez
  • Douglas
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate!
  • Slave and free states should be kept in balance!
  • Lincoln
  • Slavery must not spread to the west!
  • Compromise of 1850 1850
  • Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
  • African-Americans have all the rights listed in the Declaration of Independence!
  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate 1858
  • Lincoln is elected President of U.S 1860
  • Declaration of Independence
  • "Right to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
  • Lincoln was a memeber of the republican party and was nominated by that party to partake in the debate for U.S. Senator.
  • So you're proposing that the U.S.A. should be half slave states and half free states?
  • Half-Slave-Half-Free-America
  • Douglas was a memeber of the democratic party and was pro-slavery. He was the creator of the Kansas-Nebraska Act and was nominated to represent the state of Illinois.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates were about Lincoln and Douglas fighting for the position of the U.S Senate and the decision of slavery in the states. There was a total of seven debates.
  • Would the citizens decide if the territory should ban slavery?
  • The Freeport Doctrine put the decision of slavery in a territory to be decided by the citizens whether or not that territory should be a slave or free state.
  • Question of slavery put in the hands of citizens!
  • Freeport Doctrine
  • Popular Sovereignty means that decisions are put in the hands of the citizens.
  • Douglas will win!
  • Yeah!
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