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Abraham Lincoln Debated Stephen Douglas numerous times during their run for the U.S Senate in1858. Many other things were discussed also but Slavery was becoming a large issue for the morality of the times.

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Do Civil war issues that still exist today?

The issue of state's rights is still debated by historians and polititians today. The issue of slavery however is not a factor. Slavery was abolished in the US when the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution was adopted.

Why did slavery cause fierce struggle between the South and the North?

Slavery was a states rights issue. The essential problem was if a state had the right to allow slavery when the federal government states it is illegal. We are still arguing the issue today. For Lincoln it was an issue of keeping the union together. Slavery wasn't so much the cause but a emotional and political response of where the power of the federal government stops and the state begins.

What did Lincoln fear would happen if he made slavery the issue of the civil war?

That there would always be hatred between the North and the South.

What office were Lincoln and Douglas running for when they debated?

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 were a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln, the Republican candidate for Senate in Illinois, and incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas, the Democratic Party candidate. Although Lincoln was a candidate for the Senate in Illinois, the debates were not directly related to an election of office. At the time, Illinois' Senators were elected by the Illinois Legislators, so the purpose of the debates was to represent their parties (Lincoln for the Republicans and Douglas for the Democrats) in a bid to win control of the Illinois Legislature. The main issue discussed in all seven debates was slavery.

What caused the out beak of the civil war?

The proximate cause was the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860; white Southerners feared, correctly, that Lincoln would work to end slavery in the US. Slavery was the principal cause of the US Civil War; states' rights were a secondary issue.

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How did Lincoln and Douglas disagree about slavery?

They debated.

Lincoln debated who against slavery?

Stephen A.Douglas in 1858,

What debates did Abe have?

Abraham Lincoln debated Stephen Douglas, during the US Senate campaign, in Illinois, in 1858. They debated 7 times, in 7 different cities throughout Illinois. The main topic of the debates was the issue of slavery.

How did Breckinridge's stance on the issue of slavery differ from Lincoln's?

Breckinridge's stance on the issue of slavery differed from Lincoln's because Lincoln opposed the expansion of slavery into the territories and Breckinridge insisted that the government be required to protect slavery in any territory.

Stephen Douglas from the civil war?

Stephen Douglas debated with Lincoln against slavery

Which issue caused the annexation of Texas to become hotly debated among Americans?


Did Lincoln think slavery was a moral or legal issue?

He thought that it was a moral issue

Over Which issue did Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas disagree during their debates?

It was the issue of slavery that Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A Douglas disagreed about during their political debates. Stephen A Douglas supported slavery while Abraham Lincoln opposed it.

What was the main issue debated by Lincoln and Douglas?

Whether or not slavery should expand into new territories. Lincoln and Douglas did NOT debate on whether or not to *end* slavery, just whether it should be allowed in the new territories and states being accepted into the U.S. Lincoln, as a member of the Free Soil party, thought that slavery shouldn't be expanded, while Douglass believed it should.

What does Lincoln see as the main issue of the civil war?


What was the main. Issue in the Lincoln-Douglas debates?

slavery in the territories

What was the key issue in the lincoln-douglas debates?

The key issue in the Lincoln-Douglas debates was slavery. Lincoln and Douglas were viewed as contenders for the 1860 presidential election.