Today in History: Stephen A. Douglas

Democratic ticket. For President, Stephen A. Douglas, of Illinois.
Today in History–April 23–the Library of Congress features Stephen A. Douglas, born on this day in 1813. This politician, known as the “little giant”,  served as a U.S. congressman, senator, and presidential candidate. Find out more about the man who went toe to toe with Abraham Lincoln by visiting the Today in History section, then follow the links below to access primary sources about Douglas.

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Douglas “Little Giant” historical newspaper coverage

Lincoln-Douglas Debates