Who abolished slavery in the US?

Most people would answer Abraham Lincoln. However, Lincoln’s effort to free the slaves was cut short by his assassination. Lincoln’s successors, Presidents A. Johnson and U. S. Grant and succeeding presidents, allowed the South to re-establish de facto slavery for the next 100 years. The US Supreme Court ruled against the rights of freedmen time after time. It was LBJ, a Democrat, who freed the slaves a second time in the mid-1960s, who made their freedom a fact rather than a fiction. LBJ’s action so upset southern white Democrats that they switched their allegiance to the Republican Party where it remains to this day.

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