Stephen Douglas

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Stephen Douglas - Stephen Douglas was a senator from Illinois who rose quickly up the  ranks of the Democratic Party. He proposed the controversial Kansas-Nebraska Act of  1854 and defended his doctrine of popular sovereignty in a series of debates with  Abraham Lincoln in 1858. Although he defeated Lincoln in the Senate race, he later lost  the presidential election to Lincoln in 1860. Undeterred from fighting for what he  believed to be right, Douglas joined forces with Lincoln in an attempt to preserve the  Union, but died just after the outset of the Civil War in 1861.  Earl of Dunmore - The Earl of Dunmore served as royal governor in both New York and  Virginia. He was the last British peer to serve over the House of Burgesses, fleeing  Virginia upon their final dissolution. He launched several attacks against natives and  colonists alike, but was transferred out of the Americas at the beginning of the 
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