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Another reason contributed to the split within the American Anti-Slavery Society. Garrison's followers called for women to receive prominent roles within the abolitionist movement. Not all abolitionists agreed that women were the equals of men and refused to take direction from people that they believed to be inferior. Abolitionists remained divided until the end of the American Civil War in 1865, when the United States ended slavery with the Thirteenth Amendment. The American Anti-Slavery Society disbanded in 1870.