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Amendments To The US Constitution

13th Amendment to the US Constitution
Abolition of Slavery, 1865

By Congress
May 3, 2011, 11:50pm



XIII Amendment to the Constitution

The 13th Amendment to the Constitution, relating to slavery, was proposed on January 31, 1865, and ratification was completed on December 6, 1865. Source: National Parks Service

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Amendment XIII

Section 1.
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Source: LLI - Cornell Law School
Updated courtesy of Robert Tinkler, Associate Professor of History -CSU, Chico


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