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    Lincoln Speech: A House Divided

    In the Illinois State House on June 17, 1858, former Representative Abraham Lincoln accepted the Republican nomination and opened his senatorial campaign with his now-famous “House…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate Preview

    Historians and participants discussed the historical context of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and their significance, especially the second debate in Freeport, Illinois. Senator Simon,…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debate Series Review

    C-SPAN showed clips of the seven debate re-enactments and comments by the many people involved in televising these events. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer and participant…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates in the Classroom

    Students and teachers discussed the use of C-SPAN in school classrooms. Professor Splaine described the educational aspects of the recent Lincoln-Douglas debate re-enactments which…

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    Alton, Illinois

    The School Bus crew participated in a video teleconference linking students at Alton High with student in East Lansing Michigan. The crew also talked with Ms. Sims about this…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate Review

    Professors Splaine and Medford talked about their impressions of this debate, including its significance as the last debate and all the various issues raised in the debates. Telephone…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Alton Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the last in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois…

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    Lincoln Douglas Alton Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators discussed the significance of the debates, especially the last debate in Alton, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer…

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    Lowpoint-Washburn High School

    The School Bus crew toured a classroom where tapes of the Lincoln-Douglas debate re-enactments were being used as a multi-disciplinary teaching tool.

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    Quincy Illinois

    Ms. Vogel and Mayor Scholz talked about the importance of the Lincoln-Douglas debate re-enactment to the community and its value for teaching history.

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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Review

    Mr. Holzer and Professor Suggs talked about their impressions of this debate. Telephone lines were also opened and spectators and participants were interviewed for their…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent Senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the sixth in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Quincy Debate Preview

    Historians, participants, and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the sixth debate in Quincy, Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Review

    Mr. Schwartz talked about his impressions of this debate. Professor Adams and Ms. Turner talked about their perspectives on the dabates, particularly the status of blacks…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the fifth in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate Preview

    Historians, participants and spectators talked about the significance of the debates, especially the fifth debate in Galesburg Illinois. Telephone lines were also opened for viewer…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    In a preview of the upcoming Galesburg Lincoln-Douglas Debate re-enactment, the home of poet Carl Sandburg in Galesburg was visited. Sandburg authored a multi-volume biography of…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Preview

    The Lincoln-Douglas preview began with a short portion from the Charleston debate, it also took a look at Abraham Lincoln’s term as a congressman from Illinois, and had an interview…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate Review

    Professors Zarefsky amd Wiggins talked about the significance of this debate and the issues raised in it, especially Mr. Lincoln’s view on black equality. Telephone lines…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Charleston Debate

    Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the fourth in a series of seven debates for the right to represent…

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