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On December 6, 1865, slavery was abolished in the United States. This occurred eight months after the end of the Civil War when the 13th amendment was ratified by the required number of states. The amendment's passage was secured after intense lobbying by President Abraham Lincoln, whose Emancipation Proclamation had declared slaves free, but their status after the war was still uncertain.
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