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人称「小巨人」的史蒂芬.道格拉斯在他30岁的时候成为众议院的领袖

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史蒂芬.道格拉斯 (Stephan A. Douglas) 生于1813423

人们叫他「小巨人」。虽然他的身材比较矮小,但是史蒂芬.道格拉斯在国会里的影响力却很大,所以才有这个外号。道格拉斯于1813413日出生在佛蒙特的布兰登 (Brandon) 地区。他曾担任过美国众议员、参议员,以及总统候选人。

道格拉斯在20岁的时候搬到伊利诺州。他在那里很快就成为民主党的领袖,并且接连担任众议员与参议员。在他于1861年去世之前,这个「小巨人」在政府里有什么大作为呢?


People called him the "Little Giant." Though short in stature, Stephen A. Douglas was very influential in Congress, thus earning his nickname. Born in Brandon, Vermont, on April 23, 1813, Douglas was a U.S. representative, senator, and presidential candidate.

Douglas settled in Illinois at the age of 20. There he quickly established himself as a leader in the Democratic Party, first in the House of Representatives and then the U.S. Senate. Before his death in 1861, what did the "Little Giant" accomplish in government?

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