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December 2, 1806 Thomas Jefferson asks Congress to ban all slave importation on January 1, 1808, the earliest date allowed in the U. S. Constitution.
December 2, 1857 "Free-staters" take control of the Kansas legislature following their election in October Kansas
  Kansas becomes a state
December 2, 1859 John Brown is hung in Charleston, Virginia (present-day West Virginia) for the raid on Harper's Ferry Virginia
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  John Brown
December 2, 1863 Meade withdraws to north of the Rapidan, ending the brief Mine Run Campaign Virginia
  Mine Run Campaign
December 2, 1865 Alabama ratifies the 13th Amendment, the 27th state to do so Alabama
  The Emancipation of Slaves

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