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Kansas and Nebraska; Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas, Of Illinois, In The United States Senate

Kansas and Nebraska; Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas, Of Illinois, In The United States Senate

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Kansas and Nebraska; Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas, Of Illinois, In The United States Senate

by Douglas, Stephen A

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Washington DC: Sentinel Office, 1854. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very good. Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas, Of Illinois, In The United States Senate, March 3, 1854, On Kansas and Nebraska. Octavo, 30pp. Original wraps, title on cover. Individually laid in leaves, unopened introductory paragraph. Toning to wraps, clean text block. This work includes debates between Senator Stephen A. Douglas, William H. Seward and Senator Charles Sumner, debating the merits of the Nebraska and Kansas bill. Debate would conclude the following day. Stephen A. Douglas (1813-1861) was a democratic senator from Illinois, who ran against Lincoln in 1858 for the Senate seat from Illinois. Their eloquent debates, which would be published in 1860 as the Lincoln-Douglas Debates would help launch the presidential candidacy of Lincoln against Douglas in 1860. During his time in the Senate, Douglas advocated for the principle of popular sovereignty, which allowed new western territories to decide for themselves if slavery would be permitted within their borders. In 1850, he advocated for the Compromise of 1850, which aimed to keep an equal number of slave and non-slave holding states. In 1854, he passed the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, created the new territories of Kansas and Nebraska, and followed his principle of popular sovereignty, which allowed the new territories to decide for themselves if they wished to hold slaves. It had the opposite effect on the nation, stoking tensions in the north and solidifying the Republican party as the antislavery party. In the election of 1860, the democratic party split between his candidacy and John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky. As the Civil War broke out, Douglas rallied support for the Union, but he died in 1861.

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Title
Kansas and Nebraska; Speech of Hon. S.A. Douglas, Of Illinois, In The United States Senate
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Douglas, Stephen A
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1854
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Lincoln Douglas Debates, popular sovereignty, speech of honorable Stephen Douglas, Stephen A Douglas, Stephen Arnold Douglas, Compromise of 1850, Popular Sovereignty in the territories,

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