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Lincoln lost his congressional seat to the "Little Giant" in 1858, but stood tall as president in 1860

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Stephen A. Douglas Was Born
April 23, 1813

In the Senate campaign of 1858, Democrat Stephen Douglas ran against Republican Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln challenged Douglas to a series of seven debates, known today as the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Douglas won that election, but the national publicity that Lincoln received led to his victory when he ran against Douglas a second time in the 1860 presidential election. Do you know a "Little Giant" like Stephen A. Douglas?
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