Upbringing - presidential election
-Moved to New Salem (ill)
-Ran for seat in state legislature.
-Lincoln won two years later.
-Studied law and became licensed.
-Retired from legislature.
-1846 he ran for congress.
-Gained attention by challenging president.
-Proposed compensation emancipation.
-In 1849 retired from congress
Lincoln and Douglas/ A house divided
-Kansas-Nebraska act brought out of retirement.
-Opposed Douglas on slavery.
-Elected to State Legislature.
Resigned to run for Senate
-Lincoln began to run as republican.
-1858 opposed Douglass’s third bid.
-Gave most important speech of career.
Turns into Lincoln-Douglas debates