VHSL Central North and 5D Regional Tournaments

2021 — Online, VA/US

Lincoln-Douglas (5D)

Abbreviation LD5D
Format Debate
Resolved: The United States ought to guarantee universal child care.
Entry Fee $0.00
Entry Limit Per School 3
Entry 1 competitors per entry

Event Description:

Lincoln-Douglas debate or L-D has its origins in the political debates of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858 from which it takes its name. L-D is one-on-one debating as opposed to team debating. In addition, L-D debaters consider propositions of value rather than propositions of policy.

These characteristics of L-D are designed to encourage thoughtful consideration of society’s values and to discourage debates that become bogged down in questions of the workability of a particular policy or its consequences (disadvantages).