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… read more

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 in the Senate. They debated the issues of the day before an outdoor crowd in Galesburg, Illinois. Mr. Douglas and Mr. Lincoln again directed charges and counter-charges at each other and reiterated their positions enumerated during the previous debates. Mr. Douglas again emphasized the notions of popular sovereignty and black inferiority, and he also accused Mr. Lincoln of duplicity depending on the part of the state in which he was speaking. Mr. Lincoln again defended himself and accused Mr. Douglas of not addressing the morality of slavery. This fifth debate is most significant for two main reasons. First, although Galesburg leaned Republican, the larger area in the center of the state was divided between Democratic and Republican supporters. One can see in their oratorical exertions that the deba close

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Lincoln-Douglas Galesburg Debate

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Program ID:
59824-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Debate
Location:
Galesburg, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Oct 08, 1994 | 2:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2007 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Oct 08, 1994 | 2:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 09, 1994 | 3:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 04, 1994 | 12:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 29, 1994 | 3:57am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 29, 1998 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 27, 2001 | 12:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2001 | 12:57am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 17, 2001 | 12:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Sep 19, 2001 | 12:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 06, 2004 | 11:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 09, 2004 | 11:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 15, 2007 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 16, 2007 | 5:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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