12,000 attended the Ottawa Debate
(Source: Wikimedia Commons--public domain)
The 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates
(A) resulted in Abraham Lincoln becoming the first Republican senator from Illinois
(B) were of little importance outside of Illinois
(C) included Lincoln's calling for war with the South over slavery
(D) led Stephen Douglas to proclaim the Freeport Doctrine, contending residents of the territories could exclude slavery with their votes
(E) included Douglas renouncing the Kansas-Nebraska Act principle of popular sovereignty
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