Lincoln and Douglas decided to hold one debate in each of the nine congressional districts in Illinois. Both candidates had already spoken in Springfield and Chicago within a day of each other, so they decided that their joint appearances would be held in the remaining seven districts. The debates in Freeport, Quincy, and Alton drew especially.
The Lincoln Douglas debates transformed Abraham Lincoln into a national figure and led to his election to the presidency in 1860. Lincoln Douglas Debates for kids Abraham Lincoln was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865.
Lincoln-Douglas Format and Sample Resolutions Lincoln-Douglas debate is one person debating against another person and is primarily focused on competing values. Every two months, a resolution is selected from a list and used at tournaments held during that time period.
outs of Lincoln-Douglas debate as well as debate generally. We have created a classroom edition of this textbook to use as a modified format for in-class debates as well as a full curriculum to teach various debate forms with assessments, rubrics, lesson plans, and activities.
Brian is a returning member of USA Debate and has been active in Greenhill’s Lincoln-Douglas Debate program for four years. As a junior in LD Debate, he won the Tournament of Champions and broke to elimination rounds at the NDCA National Championships, .