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Lincoln-Douglas Debate (LD)

Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Lincoln Douglas debate is a values debate. This debate is run one on one rather than a pair of debaters.

There is a Fall resolution (available in Aug/Sept) and a Spring resolution (available in Dec/Jan).

This type of debating works well for those who like to compete independently and have more of an emotional flair.

Find out more about the history of the Lincoln-Douglas debates here!

Watch this Lincoln Douglas Debate history video from YouTube.

Click here to access an online version of an LD Handbook.  There are many other online resources as well.



Resolved:  When in conflict, human rights protection ought to supersede State sovereignty in the conduct of United States foreign policy.

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