Lincoln- Douglas Debates
This was the day that the first Lincoln- Douglas Debate occurred. The Lincoln- Douglas Debates were a series of 7 debates held in 1858. The purpose of the debates was to gian control of the the legislature in Illinois. Together, they spoke in Ottowa, Freeport, Jonesboro, Charleston, Galesburg, Quincy and Alton. The debates went as follows: the first person would talk for 60 minutes, and then the other would follow up with a 90 minute speech, and it ended with the first person for 30 minutes.