The Abolitionist Movement
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Through the 17th and 18th century, an estimated 6 million slaves are shipped to the US.
1793, Eli Whitney invents cotton gin and slavery becomes essential to southern cotton economy.
In 1808, the slave trade to the US is outlawed, and no more slaves can be transported into the country.
In the 1830's, early abolitionists lobby for slaves to be returned back to Africa.
As the 19th century continued, radical abolitionists rose in numbers and the country had reached a breaking point.
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Slavery is abolished entirely in 1863 due to the Civil War.
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