of the negro. For one, I am opposed to negro citizenship in any and every form. I believe this Government was
made on the white basis. I believe it was made by white men for the benefit of white men and their posterity
forever, and I am in favor of confining citizenship to white men, men of European birth and descent, instead of
conferring it upon negroes, Indians, and other inferior races." Stephen Douglas .
Question: (Select all that are correct): According to the speech given by Stephen
Douglas during the presidential race, some of the main reasons (according to him) that
Lincoln should NOT be elected to the presidency included:
Lincoln could attempt to free the slaves, which would result in black settlements covering the
According to Douglas, citizenship should only be given to those of European ancestry.
Electing Lincoln would result in blacks gaining equality with whites, which Douglas was
strongly opposed to.
Blacks learned faster than whites, which means that their being free to compete for white
jobs would be a major problem if Lincoln did free slaves.