Thursday, October 16, 2008

Debate Report Card 1858

This week, our class took a time machine back into the year 1858. Arriving at the Lincoln-Douglas debates, each "news crew" of about four students focused on one of the seven debate sites, making a report fit for television. Impersonating great reporters such as Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, we interviewed Mr. Abraham Lincoln and Senator Stephen A. Douglas to further investigate the debates. Just as our modern-day CNN role models critique today's candidates, we have created the Report Card 1858:

Stephen A. Douglas: With strong views (and a loud mouth), Douglas showed persistence and a great love for his country.

Abraham Lincoln: Our favorite candidate, Honest Abe, fought dynamically for the title. He played the moral card against his opponent, leaving Douglas in the dust.

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