Lincoln and Douglas Debates
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A Republican from Vermont who is hoping to end slavery thoughout America.
"I think we have fairly entered upon a durable struggle as to whether this nation is to ultimately become all slave or all free, and though I fall early in the contest, it is nothing if I shall have contributed, in the least degree, to the final rightful result."
--December 8, 1858 Letter to H.D. Sharpe
A Democrat from Illinois who is hoping to make agriculture and slave labor the economy of the United States.
"Slavery is not the only question which comes up in this controversy. There is a far more important one to you, and that is, what shall be done with the free negro?"