December 9, 2019

Today in History: Stephen A. Douglas

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. Stephen Douglas primary source set Stephen Douglas image set Stephen Douglas sheet … [Read more...]

Today in History: Political Debates

Today in History–October 21–the Library of Congress features political debates, highlighting the final round of the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debate which was televised on this day in 1960. Learn more about these "Great Debates", the Lincoln-Douglas debates, and the role of radio in presidential debates and addresses of the 1920s and 1930s by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more related primary sources. Political Cartoons and Public Debates primary … [Read more...]