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Was Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, an advocate of slavery?

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Although Jefferson inherited slaves and never set them free, he repeatedly condemned slavery and took actions to end it. He proposed laws to ban slavery and wrote, "This abomination must have an end. And there is a superior bench reserved in heaven for those who hasten it." Jefferson did not free his slaves because he felt it would result in anarchy given the socio-political realities of that time.

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