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Debate Collection

Background imageDebate Collection: Plato and Aristotle

Plato and Aristotle shown in a bas-relief titled " Logic" by Giotto on the doors of the Campanile, Florence. 19th-century photograph

Background imageDebate Collection: Debating the US Constitution, 1787

Debating the US Constitution, 1787
George Washington presiding over the Constitutional Convention, 1787. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s

Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas Free Soil " peace convention" at Fort Scott, Kansas, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens

Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens
Gathering of the Areopagus, a deliberative court that met in the open air, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PSOC2A-00040

PSOC2A-00040
Senator Preston Brooks assaulting Senator Charles Sumner during an antislavery debate, 1856. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PANC2A-00048

PANC2A-00048
Cicero in the Roman Senate, accusing Catiline of betrayal. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s

Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas poster calling for homesteaders to rally under pro-slavery governor Charles Robinson, 1850s. Printed color reproduction of a document

Background imageDebate Collection: Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate

Compromise of 1850 debate in the US Senate
Henry Clay arguing in the US Senate for the Compromise of 1850 to avert civil war. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageDebate Collection: Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution

Franklin, Hamilton, and other delegates discussing the Constitution
Franklin, Hamilton, and others discussing the framing of the US Constitution at a tea party in Philadelphia, 1787. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC

Discussions in ancient Athens, circa 400 BC
Citizens of Athens engaged in discussions during the time of Pericles, 5th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PSCI2A-00010

PSCI2A-00010
Galileo attempting to defend his belief in the heliocentric solar system before the Inquisition in Rome, 1633. Hand colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Luther at the Diet of Worms, 1521

Luther at the Diet of Worms, 1521
Martin Luther on trial before Cardinal Cajetanus, Diet of Worms, 1521. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Coal strike advice for President Theodore Roosevelt, 1902

Coal strike advice for President Theodore Roosevelt, 1902
President Roosevelt discussing the coal strike with J.P. Morgan and Elihu Root, 1902. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 1902 illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Western US after the Compromise of 1850

Western US after the Compromise of 1850
Map showing the western US territories after the Compromise of 1850. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Colonial town meeting

Colonial town meeting
Town meeting arguments in colonial America. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: US Senate in session, late 1800s

US Senate in session, late 1800s
U.S. Senate debating legislation in the late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s

US Congressmen fighting over an issue, early 1800s
A fight between US Congressmen who disagree, early 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Emperor Henry IV defying Hildebrand

Emperor Henry IV defying Hildebrand
Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV arguing with Pope Gregory VII at Worms, 1076. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Symposium in ancient Greece

Symposium in ancient Greece
Ancient Greek symposium, featuring the exchange of ideas along with drinks. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Forum in ancient Rome

Forum in ancient Rome
Busy scene in the Roman Forum under the caesars. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Constitutional Convention, 1787

Constitutional Convention, 1787
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: EXPL2A-00312

EXPL2A-00312
Map of slave and free areas of the United States in 1854, at the time of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. Printed color lithograph 19th century

Background imageDebate Collection: Quaker meeting in England, 1710

Quaker meeting in England, 1710
Quaker meeting in England, in which Aminidel is supporting the Tory clergyman, Henry Sacheverell, 1710. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an earlier illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PREL2A-00010

PREL2A-00010
Martin Luther defending his views at the Diet of Worms, 1521. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PPRE2A-00010

PPRE2A-00010
Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, campaigning for office of US Senator from Illinois, 1858. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PPRE2A-00060

PPRE2A-00060
John Quincy Adams in Congress defending the right of petition. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PREV2A-00052

PREV2A-00052
Title page of " The Federalist, " 1788, urging ratification of the new U.S. Constitution. Woodcut reproduction with a watercolor wash

Background imageDebate Collection: EVNT2A-00263

EVNT2A-00263
Opening of the Estates-General in Versailles Palace at the outset of the French Revolution, 1789. Hand -colored woodcut of a 19th-century French illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: EXPL2A-00001

EXPL2A-00001
Christopher Columbus promoting his ideas before the Council at Salamanca. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: GGBR2A-00065

GGBR2A-00065
Oliver Cromwell making his first speech in Parliament, March 2, 1629. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Discussion in ancient Athens

Discussion in ancient Athens
Athenians having a discussion in ancient Greece. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut of an ancient vase painting

Background imageDebate Collection: Reconstruction Committee meeting in Washington

Reconstruction Committee meeting in Washington
Joint House and Senate Reconstruction Committee, creators of the 14th Amendment, under Chairman Fessenden. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Ancient Athens, Greece

Ancient Athens, Greece
Open-air discussion in Athens, ancient Greece. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Puritans arguing a point, 1600s

Puritans arguing a point, 1600s
New England Puritans debating an issue, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Angry US Congressmen debate secession, 1860

Angry US Congressmen debate secession, 1860
Impassioned debate in the House of Representatives, December 1860 to January 1861. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PPRE2A-00080

PPRE2A-00080
Lincoln-Douglas debate at Galesburg, Illinois, 1858. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PREL2A-00011

PREL2A-00011
Martin Luther before Holy Roman Emperor Charles V at Worms, 1521. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PREL2A-00006

PREL2A-00006
Martin Luther defending himself before the Council of Worms, 1521. Photogravure reproduction of a 19th-century painting

Background imageDebate Collection: Pro-slavery voters from Missouri entering Kansas Territory, 1850s

Pro-slavery voters from Missouri entering Kansas Territory, 1850s
Missouri " border ruffians" entering Kansas to vote for slavery in the territory, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: Proslavery voters invading Kansas, 1850s

Proslavery voters invading Kansas, 1850s
Pro-slavery forces ferrying Missouri voters to the Kansas shore to vote against free soil, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: PSOC2A-00012

PSOC2A-00012
Abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy denouncing slave owners before the US Congress, 1830s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: EVRV2A-00065

EVRV2A-00065
Opening prayer of the First Continental Congress in Carpenters Hall Philadelphia, 1774. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageDebate Collection: EVRV2A-00064

EVRV2A-00064
Crowds outside Independence Hall hearing John Nixon read the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration


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