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Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 838 2 Browse Search
William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 280 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 246 2 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 180 0 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 140 0 Browse Search
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 96 2 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 80 0 Browse Search
John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights 76 0 Browse Search
Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 66 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1. 63 1 Browse Search
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of Springfield an able address upon The perpetuation of our political institutions, strongly enforcing the doctrine of rigid obedience to law. In December, 1839, Douglas, in a heated conversation, challenged the young Whigs present to a political discussion. The challenge was immediately taken up, and the public of Springfield lColonel Hardin was killed in the battle of Buena Vista, and Colonel Baker won great distinction in the fighting near the City of Mexico. Like Abraham Lincoln, Douglas was also elected to Congress in 1846, where he had already served the two preceding terms. But these redoubtable Illinois champions were not to have a personal t Douglas was also elected to Congress in 1846, where he had already served the two preceding terms. But these redoubtable Illinois champions were not to have a personal tilt in the House of Representatives. Before Congress met, the Illinois legislature elected Douglas to the United States Senate for six years from March 4, 1847.
e controversy. One was personal, in that Senator Douglas of Illinois, by whom the repeal was champltural Fair was at Springfield that year, and Douglas was announced to speak there. The new queament of speech-making broke out. In this Senator Douglas, doubly conspicuous by his championship o bound to the leadership of the opposition to Douglas's propagandism. Two weeks later, Douglas andDouglas and Lincoln met at Peoria in a similar debate, and on his return to Springfield Lincoln wrote out and g to slavery precipitated upon the country by Douglas's repeal. After a searching history of the Meatly heightened by the fact that the term of Douglas's Democratic colleague in the United States Se so-called Anti-Nebraska Democrats, opposing Douglas and his followers, were still too full of tra what they called abolitionism, and applauded Douglas and repeal. The agitation, however, sweptorship, relentlessly cast aside the claims of Douglas and Pierce, who had effected the repeal of th[2 more...]
hanan elected President the Dred Scott decision Douglas's Springfield speech, 1857 Lincoln's answering sp on Kansas the Lecompton Constitution revolt of Douglas The election of 1856 once more restored the Demot. This decision of the Supreme Court placed Senator Douglas in a curious dilemma. While it served to indornt in a strong light. He made a speech in reply to Douglas about two weeks after, subjecting the Dred Scott det-dividing differently on the different points. Judge Douglas does not discuss the merits of the decision, anPresident Buchanan and his advisers, as well as Senator Douglas, accepted this condition repeatedly and emphatie free States into serious disarray, while upon Senator Douglas the blow fell with the force of party treachery. When, therefore, Congress met in December, 1857, Douglas boldly attacked and denounced the Lecompton Constit; and the schism between them, on the one hand, and Douglas and his adherents, on the other, became permanent a
e divided against itself speech the Lincoln Douglas debates the Freeport Doctrine Douglas Dephip of Committee on Territories Benjamin on Douglas Lincoln's popular majority Douglas gains was the duty of Republicans to overthrow both Douglas and the Buchanan political dynasty. Two yin a month from the date of Lincoln's speech, Douglas returned from Washington and began his campaitter challenging him to joint public debate. Douglas accepted the challenge, but with evident hesiionism. To take advantage of this prejudice, Douglas, in his opening speech in the first debate atThe serious aspect of the matter, however, to Douglas was not the criticism of the Republicans, but to the seven joint debates, both Lincoln and Douglas made speeches at separate meetings of their oes. It was even whispered that Seward wished Douglas to succeed as a strong rebuke to the Buchanantorial campaign had assured the reelection of Douglas to the Senate, Lincoln's sage advice acquired[30 more...]
ic Baltimore convention Splits Breckinridge nominated Douglas nominated Bell nominated by Union constitutional conventHis beginning foreshadowed a dry argument, using as a text Douglas's phrase that our fathers, when they framed the governmentssibility be removed or adjusted, whether the adherents of Douglas and those of Buchanan could be brought to join in a commoncision and the Lecompton fraud in 1857, the repudiation of Douglas's Freeport heresy in 1858, to the demand for a congressionsiastic in their determination to secure the nomination of Douglas as the Democratic candidate for President, while the deleguption on the fifth day; the Northern wing nominated Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois, and the Southern wing John C. Breckinri of these four pivotal free States might cast its vote for Douglas and popular sovereignty. A candidate was needed, therefore, who could successfully cope with Douglas and the Douglas theory; and this ability had been convincingly demonstrated by
ent or establish it. Its candidates were Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois for President, and Herschel m the very beginning that neither Lincoln nor Douglas had any chance to carry a slave State, nor Br Bell to carry a free State; and that neither Douglas in the free States, nor Bell in either sectioand intentions upon the other three parties. Douglas himself made a tour of speech-making through edit, against the open and earnest protest of Douglas himself. But the thrifty plotters cared litta fusion electoral candidates were pledged to Douglas; the division of the remaining two thirds bet to be bargained away, and voted directly for Douglas or Bell. In New Jersey a definite agreement s of Bell, two of Breckinridge, and three of Douglas; and in this State a practical result was eff them Bell electors, and one of them-Missouri-Douglas electors. As provided by law, the electors m, seventy-two; for Bell, thirty-nine; and for Douglas, twelve; giving Lincoln a clear majority of f[6 more...]
for the Senate in the Illinois legislature of 1854, when he had forty-five votes to begin with, by Trumbull, who had only five votes to begin with; defeated in the legislature of 1858, by an antiquated apportionment, when his joint debates with Douglas had won him a popular plurality of nearly four thousand in a Democratic State; defeated in the nomination for Vice-President on the Fremont ticket in 1856, when a favorable nod from half a dozen wire-workers would have brought him success. F workman until he had served a tedious apprenticeship. It was the quarter of a century of reading, thinking, speech-making and legislating which qualified him for selection as the chosen champion of the Illinois Republicans in the great Lincoln-Douglas joint debates of 1858. It was the great intellectual victory won in these debates, plus the title Honest old Abe, won by truth and manhood among his neighbors during a whole generation, that led the people of the United States to confide to his