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In the famous senate race in which Abraham Lincoln made his name, his opponent was Stephen A. Douglas. The debates from this senate race are known as the Lincoln-Douglass debates.

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His opponent and the winner of the race was Stephen A. Douglas.

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In the famous senate race in which Abraham Lincoln made his name, his opponent was Stephen A. Douglas. The debates from this senate race are known as the Lincoln-Douglass debates.

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Lincoln gained national fame debating who?

He gained fame debating against Stephen Douglas who was his opponent in the race to be US Senator from Illinois. The debates were over national issues, including slavery in the new states. They were printed in newspapers around the country. He lost the Senate race, but the fame he got helped him get the nomination for President two years later.


Was Abraham Lincoln elected to the Senate after the Lincoln-Douglas debate?

Lincoln was not elected to the Senate after the Lincoln-Douglas debate in 1858. US Senators were still elected by state legislatures. The Republicans won a slender majority in popular vote, but the malapportioned Illinois state-senate seats resulted in a majority for Stephen Douglas. The Lincoln-Douglas debates were widely reprinted throughout the country, and Lincoln gained invitations for speaking engagements. Major speeches like the 1859 Cooper Union speech set the groundwork for his presidential run in 1860.


Did Abraham Lincoln lose other elections besides for the Illinois State Senate and US Senate?

i have read he lost as many as 17 consecutive elections, ranging fro mayor to senator.


What was Abraham Lincoln's position in the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858?

Abraham Lincoln's position in the Lincoln-Douglas debate was that of " A House divided cannot stand." The phrase still rings true today. He believed the black slaves were entitled to the same right under the declaration of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


What were the causes of the Lincoln Douglas debates?

The Illinois seat was open in the US Senate and Lincoln (Republican) And Douglas (Democrat) were running against each other for said seat.Both Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln were campaigning for one of the two United States Senator seats from Illinois in 1858.They participated in a total of seven debates across the state.Issues in the debates ranged from states' rights to the spread of slavery into the expanding territories.

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Who was Lincoln's opponnent in the US Senate race?

Stephen douglass!


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Lincoln gained national fame debating who?

He gained fame debating against Stephen Douglas who was his opponent in the race to be US Senator from Illinois. The debates were over national issues, including slavery in the new states. They were printed in newspapers around the country. He lost the Senate race, but the fame he got helped him get the nomination for President two years later.


Tried to take seat in Senate from Lincoln?

Lincoln never held a seat in the US Senate, but he ran for it in 1858 against Douglas.


Who was Abraham Lincoln's opponent in the US presidential elections of 1860?

During 1860, the Democrats had splintered into three parties. Stephan A. Douglas ran as the "official" Democrat opponent to Lincoln. The new Constitutional Liberty Party placed John Bell of Tennessee as their candidate and John Breckinridge ran as a Liberty Party candidate.In the 1864 US presidential race, Lincoln's only opponent was former general George B. McClellan.


Did Obama run unopposed for the us senate?

Yes. No. His Republican opponent was Alan Keyes.


What state was Abraham Lincoln in senate?

Abraham Lincoln ran for the US Senate from Illinois but lost to Stephen A. Douglas. The famous Lincoln-Douglas debates took place during this campaign.


How long was Lincoln a US senator of Illinois?

Lincoln was never a US senator. He served one term -- two years -- in Congress long before he was President. He ran for Senator in 1858, attracted national attention for his debates with Stephen Douglas, but lost the election to Douglas.


What occurred over a seat in the US Senate?

Lincoln-Douglass Debate


Who challenged Stephen Douglas in the Illinois senate race of 1858?

Stephen A. Douglas debated Lincoln in a famous series of debates in 1858. They were campaigning for the office of US Senator from Illinois. The debates attracted national attention and were published in the newspapers in the East as well as the Midwest.