Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate

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

Stephen A. Douglas, the incumbent senator, and Abraham Lincoln, a former congressman and current attorney, met for the third 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 Jonesboro, Illinois. Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Douglas again traded accusations, Mr. Douglas charging Lincoln with supporting the abolition of slavery and Mr. Lincoln charging Douglas with supporting the nationalization of slavery. The main issues at stake were constitutional arguments surrounding slavery and its extension or prohibition in the territories. close

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Lincoln-Douglas Jonesboro Debate

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Program ID:
59822-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Jonesboro, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Sep 17, 1994
Last Aired:
Oct 2, 2007

Airing Details

  • Sep 17, 1994 | 2:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 18, 1994 | 3:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 20, 1994 | 12:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 27, 1994 | 4:01am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 25, 1998 | 2:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 13, 2001 | 2:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2001 | 2:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 03, 2001 | 12:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 06, 2001 | 12:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 05, 2001 | 12:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 22, 2004 | 11:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 25, 2004 | 11:55am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 01, 2007 | 8:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 02, 2007 | 5:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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