Abraham Lincoln was a political candidate who fought for equal right in the 1800's. Abraham Lincoln used his Law skills to debate against Stephen Douglas. During his time in office Lincoln had to deal with many emotional challenges and the Civil War.
During the Great Debate Lincoln went up against Stephan Douglas and won.
Lincoln Believed believed that all people should be equal and African Americans should be free. Once he was in office he signed the Emancipation Proclamation setting all African American's free.