--"state sovereignty" or popular sovereignty, vs.
the right of
Federal Government to control slavery in a territory
are the topics of the first Debate
Write brief explanations of how each candidate
stands on these two thoughts.
The candidates discuss the ideas of whether a
territory can make the decision about slavery before
the it becomes a state. Should the constitution of
the state be where the slavery issue is addressed?
Describe how each candidate relates to these two
Douglas believed that the Founding Fathers made this
country half slave and half free. Lincoln argues
that they did not introduce slavery and were not
satisfied with it as
shown by the Northwest Ordinance.
Write a description of how each candidate thought in
relation to their Debate comments.
Slavery was the chief issue that Lincoln thought was
causing great harm to the country.
Write how each of the candidates stood in
relation to slavery and the future of the country.
Explain how each candidate related to the Dred
Explain how each candidate claimed the high moral
The candidates take opposite positions on the
humanity of the
black man. Explain how each candidate defined his