lincoln-douglas debates

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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates In 1858, the Republicans of Illinois announced that Abraham Lincoln was their choice for the United States Senate. Upon accepting this nomination, Lincoln delivered what would become his famous House Divided Speech. "A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved, I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it …

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