Events during Buchanan's administration: 1858 Congressional Elections
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How many debates did Lincoln and Douglas have?
What did Lincoln and Douglas debate over?
being elected the senator for Illinois - Douglas won (Democrats)
What were the main topics for debate between Douglas and Lincoln?
3 main topics - slavery, race and slavery's expansion
What was Lincoln's/ Douglas' view on slavery?
1. Both men considered blacks to be inferior.
2. Neither man doubted that Popular sovereignty would keep slavery out of territories.
What was the key aspect Lincoln and Douglas differed on?
Douglas never said that slavery was wrong whilst Lincoln believed that blacks and whites shared a common humanity.
What was Douglas' Freeport Doctrine?
- Appealed to northerners and upset southern democrats.
- A view that voters in territories could exclude slavery by refusing to enforce laws that gave legal protection to owning slaves.
- went against the ruling of Dred Scott
Illinois election results: Lincoln
Illinois election results: Douglas
How did Douglas win with less votes?
Douglas' supporters kept control of the Illinois legislature which re-elected Douglas as senator.
How did this election aid Lincoln?
Lincoln emerged as a spokesperson for the Republican party
How did the 1858 elections help the Republican party?
the republicans won control of the House