Abolition

Abolition refers to the fact of putting an end to something by law. It may refer to:

  • the abolition of slavery
  • the abolition of death penalty, also called capital punishment
  • the abolition of monarchy

Other articles related to "abolition":

Abolished Upper House - Canada - Federal
... the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois have called for the abolition of the Senate of Canada furthermore, the NDP does not actively hold seats in the Senate due to its abstention from the House, and has ... Support for the abolition of the Senate has been voiced by the premiers of five provinces Ontario, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Nova Scotia ... Abolish The Senate is an organization calling for the abolition for the Canadian Upper House ...
Legislative Council Of Nova Scotia - Abolition
... Following the Conservative landslide in 1925, the Council abolition debate was reopened ... The Conservatives' first Speech from the Throne in 1926 called for the abolition of the Council a few weeks later, Rhodes introduced an abolition bill in the Assembly ... itself, Rhodes considered alternative means of achieving abolition ...
Abraham Auerbach
... was the author of several liturgical poems and prayers, and of a poem on the abolition of the poll tax, entitled Dibre ha-Mekes we-Beṭuloh (History of the Tax and its Abolition ... to Cerfberr, who by his intervention brought about the abolition ...

Famous quotes containing the word abolition:

    There is but little virtue in the action of masses of men. When the majority shall at length vote for the abolition of slavery, it will be because they are indifferent to slavery, or because there is but little slavery left to be abolished by their vote. They will then be the only slaves. Only his vote can hasten the abolition of slavery who asserts his own freedom by his vote.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    We Abolition Women are turning the world upside down.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)

    It was a marvel, an enigma in abolition latitudes, that the slaves did not rise en-masse, at the beginning of hostilities.
    Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835–1930)