Lincoln-Douglas Debate (commonly abbreviated as L.D. Debate or simply LD) is sometimes also called values debate because it traditionally places a heavy emphasis on logic, ethical values and philosophy. This activity is named after the famous one-on-one debates held in 1858 between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, while both were running for an Illinois Senate seat. These debates were known for their eloquence and the competitive activity holds that as a primary goal. Like the historic debates, modern LD is a one-on-one activity.
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