Lincoln-Douglas 150th House Divided Speech Event

The 150th anniversary observance of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates included a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House… read more

The 150th anniversary observance of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates included a re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln’s famous “House Divided Speech” in the same room he gave it to the Illinois Republican Convention after the June 16, 1858, announcement that Lincoln would be the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, running against Democrat incumbent Senator Stephen Douglas.

During this presentation of the speech, responses by Senator Douglas were interpolated, as well as historical comments by Professor Winger. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

People in this video

  • Hal Smith Director Looking for Lincoln Heritage Coalition
  • Stewart Winger Assistant Professor Illinois State University->History Department
More People

Hosting Organization

More information about

Lincoln-Douglas 150th House Divided Speech Event

688 Views
Program ID:
280193-1
Category:
American Profile
Format:
Public Affairs Event
Location:
Springfield, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 2008

Airing Details

  • Aug 02, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 02, 2008 | 10:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Purchase a DVD or Download

Lincoln-Douglas 150th House Divided Speech Event

  • DVD
    Length:
    00:53:59
    Price:
    $29.95
    Add to Cart
  • MP3 audio
    Length:
    00:53:59
    Price:
    $0.99
    Add to Cart

Clips from This Video