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abolish
used in Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth

5 uses
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Definition
eliminate (end, or do away with)
  • "Slavery," Fitzhugh predicted, "will everywhere be abolished, or everywhere be reinstituted."
    Subsection 4 (91% in)
  • Garrison had begun his agitation, and petitions to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia had begun to pour in upon Congress.
    Subsection 4 (11% in)
  • They went on to say that while the Constitution does not permit Congress to abolish slavery in the states, Congress can do so in the District of Columbia—but this power should not be exercised unless at "the request of the people of the District."
    Subsection 4 (15% in)
  • After he had become a lame-duck Congressman, Lincoln introduced into Congress in January 1849 a resolution to instruct the Committee on the District of Columbia to report a bill abolishing slavery in the District.
    Subsection 4 (20% in)
  • Stephen A. Douglas's appeal to this fear was as strong as Lincoln's: "Do you desire to turn this beautiful State into a free Negro colony in order that when Missouri abolishes slavery she can send one hundred thousand emancipated slaves into Illinois to become citizens and voters, on an equality with yourselves?"
    Subsection 4 (49% in)

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