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FROM-- SET SIX, CIVIL WAR STUDIES

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates-- Task One-Know Your Topic

RESEARCH YOUR TOPIC-- KNOW IT

Find out what Lincoln and Douglas stood for in the 1858 Senatorial election.  Use the resources to determine the "causes" and the platforms for the two candidates.

Complete the table with answers derived from the resource links
Write your answers with information from the resource sites, in list form with three for each box.  You may print this table to write answers.
 For other topics go to this activity topic list.
 

THE ISSUES:

1 The REPUBLICANS (LINCOLN)

2 The DEMOCRATS (DOUGLAS)

Slavery in the new territories
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The Missouri Compromise
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The Dred Scott Decision
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The Kansas-Nebraska Act
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The Candidate's Qualifications
(education, past experience, personal traits) Douglas - Lincoln
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