Lincoln-Douglas Style Debate Procedure

Complete, step-by-step guide to holding a Lincoln-Douglas style debate!

The debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in the 1858 Senate campaign are considered one of the high-water marks of American political oratory, and spawned debate style that has become the de facto standard for organized debates. This step-by-step guide to implementing the Lincoln-Douglas debate style includes procedures for all positions, roles, and team members.
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