Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate

Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the second in a series… read more

Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the second in a series of seven debates for the right to represent Illinois in the Senate. They debated the issues of the day before an outdoor crowd in Freeport, Illinois. Mr.Douglas and Mr. Lincoln again traded accusations, Mr. Douglas accusing Lincoln of being an abolitionist and Mr. Lincoln accusing Douglas of being for the nationalization of slavery. They also accused each other of not frankly answering the other’s questions. Lastly, they even accused each other of conspiracy; Mr. Lincoln charged that Mr. Douglas was conspiring with other Democrats to extend slavery and Mr. Douglas charged that Mr. Lincoln was conspiring with other abolitionists, or “Black Republicans,” to defeat him. close

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

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Lincoln-Douglas Freeport Debate

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Program ID:
59821-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Debate
Location:
Freeport, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Aug 27, 1994
Last Aired:
Sep 25, 2007

Airing Details

  • Aug 27, 1994 | 2:51pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 27, 1994 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
  • Aug 28, 1994 | 3:16am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 13, 1994 | 12:52pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 26, 1994 | 3:52am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 1998 | 2:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 01, 2001 | 12:23am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 24, 2007 | 9:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2007 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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