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" Can the people of a United States Territory, in any lawful way, against the wish of any citizen of the United States, exclude slavery from its limits prior to the formation of a State constitution? "
The Constitutional and Political History of the United States - Page 292
by Hermann Von Holst - 1889
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Abraham Lincoln

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 409 pages
...consequences not only to the debaters personally, but to the entire nation and the cause of human freedom : " Can the people of a United States Territory in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution ?" In proposing this question Lincoln rejected the advice and disregarded the entreaties of his wisest...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay and Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - 1902 - 578 pages
...Territories of the United States. In turn he propounded four questions to Douglas, the second of which was : "Can the people of a United States Territory in any...limits prior to the formation of a State constitution?" Mr. Lincoln had long and carefully studied the import and effect of this interrogatory, and nearly...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 pages
...anti-slavery sentiments. In the second debate Lincoln asked Douglas several questions, chief among them: " Can the people of a United States territory in any...limits prior to the formation of a state constitution?" In answering to please Illinois Lincoln saw that Douglas must displease the south. When his friends...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...appeared in the Democratic party as a result of the furious Lecompton controversy. LINCOLN AT FREEPORT: Can the people of a United States Territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution? DOUGLAS AT FREEPORT: I answer emphatically, as Mr. Lincoln has heard me answer a hundred times from...
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Annual Proceedings

Iowa State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1901
...in the second of the seven great debates in 1858, Mr. Lincoln asked Judge Douglas this question: " Can the people of a United States territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a state constitution ? " Douglas answered the question, and on his answer, became a Senator for another term from Illinois,...
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Slavery, Law, and Politics: The Dred Scott Case in Historical Perspective

Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1981 - 326 pages
...version of popular sovereignty.* Republicans had been asking * Second Freeport question and answer: "Can the people of a United States Territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution?" "I answer emphatically, as Mr. Lincoln has heard me answer a hundred times from every stump in Illinois,...
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The Art of Political Manipulation

William H. Riker, Professor William H Riker, William H.. Riker - Political Science - 1986 - 152 pages
...in the debate at Freeport, Lincoln asked Douglas the question that ensnared him. The question was: "Can the people of a United States Territory, in any...prior to the formation of a state constitution?" To modern readers this question probably seems legalistic in sense and turgid in expression, and probably...
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Speeches and Writings 1832-1858: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous ...

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1989 - 898 pages
...the English Bill — some ninety-three thousand — will you vote to admit them? [Applause.] Q. 2. Can the people of a United States Territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution? [Renewed applause.] Q. 3. If the Supreme Court of the United States shall decide that States can not...
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Conflict and Compromise: The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation and ...

Roger L. Ransom - Business & Economics - 1989 - 317 pages
...wanted slavery - that had produced such a furor in Kansas. At the debate in Freeport he asked Douglas: "Can the People of a United States territory, in any lawful way, . . . exclude slavery from its limits prior to the formation of a state constitution?"61 This, of course,...
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Lincoln, Douglas, and Slavery: In the Crucible of Public Debate

David Zarefsky - History - 1993 - 324 pages
...election.73 Considerable folklore has developed around the second Freeport question, in which Lincoln asked, "Can the people of a United States territory, in any...limits prior to the formation of a state constitution?" Legend has it that, although advised against asking this question, Lincoln did so anyway, throwing...
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