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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Speech of Hon. Abram Lincoln, in reply to Judge Douglas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02813 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Springfield, Illinois Type: Broadsheet Date: [after 26 June 1857] Pagination: 7 p. ; 30.2 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Delivered in Representatives' Hall, Springfield, Illinois. Replies to Judge Stephen Douglas's speech two weeks earlier on the subject of Kansas, the Dred Scott decision, and Utah. Douglas had spoken in favor of the Dred Scott decision and Lincoln's response maintains that the decision was erroneous. This address would provide the logic (and language) Lincoln used again in many of the arguments in his famous "House Divided" speech a year later. Pages are uncut.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: LawWestward ExpansionSupreme CourtPresidentElectionPoliticsGovernment and CivicsBleeding KansasDred ScottAfrican American HistorySlaveryJudiciary

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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