“Homecoming” Speech at Chicago

Source: Political debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the celebrated campaign of…

Nebraska Territory

Source: Congressional Globe, Senate, 33rd Congress, 1st Session, 275–180, http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage80. . . . Upon the…

Letter to J.B. Dorr

My Dear Sir: I have received your letter inquiring whether my friends are at liberty…

The Dividing Line Between Federal and Local Authority

Under our complex system of government it is the first duty of American statesmen to…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 7th Debate Part II

Return to Part I This is the entire quotation brought forward to prove that somebody…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 7th Debate Part I

MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: It is now nearly four months since the canvass…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 6th Debate Part II

A VOICE—"That's the doctrine. "                                                               Return to Part I MR. DOUGLAS—Yes, sir, that is good…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 6th Debate Part I

MR. LINCOLN'S SPEECH. At precisely half past two o'clock Mr. Lincoln was introduced to the…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4th Debate Part II

Return to Part I I will show you another charge made by Mr. Lincoln against…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4th Debate Part I

MR. LINCOLN'S SPEECH. Mr. Lincoln took the stand at a quarter before three, and was…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 3rd Debate Part II

INTERROGATORIES.                                                                          Return to Part I 1st. Will you, if elected, vote for and cordially support…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 3rd Debate Part I

MR. DOUGLAS’ SPEECH.  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a…

Speech at Springfield, Illinois

Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens of Springfield and Old Sagamon: My heart filled with emotions at…

Homecoming Speech at Chicago

MR. CHAIRMAN AND FELLOW-CITIZENS: I can find no language which can adequately express my profound…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 2nd Debate

Mr. Lincoln’s Speech LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: On Saturday last, Judge Douglas and myself first met…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 5th Debate

Mr. Douglas’s Speech LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Four years ago I appeared before the people of…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1st Debate

DOUGLAS'S SPEECH Ladies and gentlemen: I appear before you to-day for the purpose of discussing…