Stephen Douglas

Not the North, not the South, the state will choose its fate

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Northern Democrat dedicated to preventing Southern secession and spreading the idea of popular sovereignty

" I look forward to a time when each State shall be allowed to do as it pleases...I care more for the great principle of self-government, the right of the people to rule, than I do for all the negroes in Christendom"

Sponsored by Herschel Vespasian Johnson, Former Governor of Georgia