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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 Divided”…

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    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 Divided Speech” in the same room he gave it to the Illinois…

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    Lincoln-Douglas Debates Announcement

    Mayors of seven Illinois cities joined C-SPAN in announcing the historical re-enactments of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates in their entirety. The debates will be sponsored and staged by the local…