Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861 son of stephen arnold douglas and sarah fisk) was an american politician from the western state of illinois, and was the democratic party nominee for president in 1860. Biography: stephen a douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861), american politician from illinois, was one of the democratic party nominees for president in 1860. Stephen douglas was an influential senator from illinois who became one of the powerful politicians in america during the decade preceding the civil war he was involved in major legislation, including the controversial kansas-nebraska act , and was abraham lincoln's opponent in a landmark series of political debates in 1858.
Life of stephen a douglas, 1860 stephen a douglas his life public services, speeches and representative american orations to illustrate american political. Making an antislavery nation is an elegant and important reinterpretation of the political battles between slavery and freedom from the nation's founding to the secession crisis in focusing on illinois, graham peck brilliantly highlights the significance of the state in national politics and of stephen douglas as the pivotal figure in the. Stephen a douglas and antebellum democracy but unapologetic biography of stephen a douglas departs from traditional studies of one of the dominant political. Stephen a douglas: the political apprenticeship, 1833-1843 390 likes reg ankrom's stephen a douglas: the political apprenticeship.
Stephen a douglas: american politician from illinois who ran against lincoln in the election of 1860 abraham lincoln: 16th president of the us and led the union through the civil war john brown: white american abolitionist who believed armed insurrection was the only way to overthrow the institution of slavery in the united states. Douglas's strategy in the debates was to picture lincoln as a fanatical black republican whose goal was to incite civil war, emancipate the slaves, and make blacks the social and political equals of whites. Unit 5 mini quiz #1 american politician from illinois who developed the method of popular sovereignty as a way to settle slave state or free state. An analysis of the political principles of stephen a douglas phd dissertation, university of illinois at urbana-champaign, 1929 sigelschiffer, saul.
Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861) was an american politician from illinois he was a us representative, a us senator, and the democratic party nominee for president in the 1860 election, losing to republican abraham lincoln. The american statesman stephen a douglas was born at brandon, vermont, on the 23rd of april 1813 his father, a physician, died in july 1813, and the boy was under the care of a bachelor uncle until he was fourteen, when his uncle married and douglas was thrown upon his own resources he was. • stephen arnold douglas (noun) the noun stephen arnold douglas has 1 sense: 1 united states politician who proposed that individual territories be allowed to decide whether they would have slavery he engaged in a famous series of debates with abraham lincoln (1813-1861.
Stephen a douglas, american politician most famously noted for being the democratic presidential candidate who lost to republican abraham lincoln in 1860 born stephen arnold douglass in brandon, vermont (1813-1861), he later dropped the second s from his name some years later. Context: us senator stephen douglas, a democrat, architect of the kansas-nebraska act, and lincoln's opponent for the senate seat, engaged lincoln in seven debates (state legislatures elected us senators until 1913, but the candidates held public debates to vie for support for the election from supportive legislators. Stephen douglas stephen arnold douglas was born in brandon, vermont, in 1813 he became attorney-general of illinois in 1834, member of the legislature in 1835, secretary of state in 1840, and judge of the supreme court in 1841 and member of the house of representatives in 1847.
Biography i am a professor of history at saint xavier university in chicago, specializing in antebellum american political history my scholarship has focused on antebellum illinois, and particularly on the careers of abraham lincoln and stephen a douglas. Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861) was an american politician from illinois and the designer of the kansas-nebraska act he was a us representative, a us senator, and the democratic party nominee for president in the 1860 election, losing to republican abraham lincoln. A biography of stephen a douglas an american politician hugh 14-5-1994 stephen breyer facts: the general consensus on stephen breyer (born a biography of stephen a douglas an american politician 1938. Before engaging in the debates with senator stephen a douglas, lincoln was relatively unknown in the political world and was just beginning his career in politics abraham lincoln's reputation was just starting to grow, and his life was about to make a drastic change the lincoln-douglas debates of.
The biography of the american politician nicknamed the little giant from the western state of illinois who was the democratic party nominee for president in 1860 stephen arnold douglas was born at brandon, vermont, on the 23rd of april, 1813. Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - may 14, 1870) was a prominent american politician in the mid-19th century, best known for serving as a us senator from illinois from 1847-1861, and as the 12th president of the united states from 1861 to 1865. Start studying md 4 section 1 review what was the major characteristic of american political parties by the late 1850s stephen a douglas tried to work with.
- stephen douglas quotes from brainyquotecom every man must be for the united states or against it there can be no neutrals in this war only patriots and traitors. The stephen a douglas chapter is one of 107 daughters of the american revolution (dar) chapters in the state of illinois the dar is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving american history, and securing america's future through better education. Stephen arnold douglas (april 23, 1813 - june 3, 1861) was an american politician from illinois and the designer of the kansas-nebraska acthe was a member of the house of representatives, the united states senate, and the democratic party nominee for president in the 1860 election, losing to republican abraham lincoln.