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Abolition is the act of formally destroying something through legal means, either by making it illegal, or simply no longer allowing it to exist in any form.

Famous things that have been abolished include:

Things that are topics of debate over their possible abolition include: The Buxton Memorial Fountain, celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the British Empire in 1834, London. ... This poster depicting the horrific conditions on slave ships was influential in mobilizing public opinion against slavery in Great Britain and the United States. ... In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-khwl الكحول, or al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... Throughout history, many of the worlds monarchies have been abolished, either through legislative reforms, coups detat, or wars. ...

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Abolitionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1988 words)
The Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed by the British Parliament on March 25, 1807.
The Russian emancipation of the serfs on March 3, 1861 by Tsar Alexander II of Russia is known as 'the abolition of slavery' in Russia.
The abolitionism of the mid-nineteenth century was generally close to the era's other influential reform movements, such as the temperance movement, anti-Catholic nativism, public schooling, and prison- and asylum-building.
Lalor, Cyclopaedia of Political Science, V.1, Entry 2, ABOLITION AND ABOLITIONISTS: Library of Economics and Liberty (3315 words)
Gradual abolition was secured by statute in Pennsylvania in 1780, in Rhode Island and Connecticut in 1784, in New York in 1799, and in New Jersey in 1804.
Abolition of slavery in the Northwest territory, north of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi, including the present states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and part of Minnesota, was secured by the ordinance of 1787.
Abolition, with its new elements of effort and intention, was no longer a doctrine to be quietly and benignantly discussed by slave-owners, and from 1830 the name of abolitionist took a new and aggressive significance.
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