scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 642
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates In 1858 the Republicans of Illinois announced that Abraham Lincoln was their choice for the United States Senate Upon accepting this nomination Lincoln delivered what would become his famous House Divided Speech A house divided against itself cannot stand I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free I do not expect the Union to be dissolved I do not expect the house to fall but I do expect it will cease to be divided It will become all one thing or all the other Davis 105 Lincolns counterpart was Democrat Stephen Douglas Douglas a prominent figure throughout the country had an opposite opinion and attacked Lincoln for trying to divide the country with his House Divided Speech Along with their opposing views on the fate of the nation Lincoln and Douglas were different people Lincoln was a tall and homely whereas Douglas was a short stout dominating man with a deep voice compared to Lincolns high pitch Both men even traveled differently Lincoln went by any possible means of transportation that he could Once a train that he was riding on switched to a side rail in order to let Stephen Douglass private train pass by comptons2aolcom At every speech location the Little Giant Stephen Douglas was greeted by a myriad of supporters waving banners and playing music Before the times of the scheduled debates Lincoln would follow Douglas to many of his speeches and later the next day he would attack his opponent Lincoln was accused of following Douglas because he could not get a crowd for his own speeches In response to this Lincoln challenged Douglas to a series of face to face debates Douglas hesitated to this request Sharing a podium with a lesser candidate would not benefit his campaign at all Accepting this would only help Lincoln Douglas eventually agreed even though it was not the smartest thing
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA