A series of debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in 1858, when both were campaigning for election to the United States Senate from Illinois. Much of the debating concerned slavery and its extension into territories such as Kansas. The debates transformed Lincoln into a national figure and led to his election to the presidency in 1860.
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In short, fatherhood gets little attention in policy debates.
Portraits of Lincoln and Eisenhower were removed from the offices of the Republican National Committee.Ed Brooke: The Senate's Civil Rights Pioneer and Prophet of a Post-Racial America|John Avlon|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
By tradition, the speaker of the House never participates in debates in the House and remains silent.
It got it all out there… Gene Hackman and Douglas… Melvyn Douglas is amazing.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
We tend to think not, but the rise of King, Kennedy, and Lincoln was unlikely, too.
Thinking to escape and summon assistance from the cantonment, Douglas mounted the wall and leaped into the moat.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
At this moment Douglas came on the scene, raised his war-cry, and pressed hard on the English, who manfully defended themselves.
At the castle, Douglas found only the porter and the cook; and so he barred the gates, and dined at leisure.
It needs better evidence to stamp this solitary suggestion of a blot on the clear scutcheon of Douglas.
Douglas now broke ambush and cut off Webton from the castle, eventually slaying him and all his men.