13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)

Date: March 2, 1861, April 8, 1864, January 31, 1865, February 1, 1865, December 6, 1865

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13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)


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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.

Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.

Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.

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Chicago: 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865) in The House Joint Resolution Proposing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, March 2, 1861; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives. Original Sources, accessed December 1, 2022, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=MEHY6RZ2U6UW26P.

MLA: . 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865), in The House Joint Resolution Proposing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, March 2, 1861; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives., Original Sources. 1 Dec. 2022. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=MEHY6RZ2U6UW26P.

Harvard: , 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865). cited in , The House Joint Resolution Proposing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, March 2, 1861; Enrolled Acts and Resolutions of Congress, 1789-1999; General Records of the United States Government; Record Group 11; National Archives.. Original Sources, retrieved 1 December 2022, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=MEHY6RZ2U6UW26P.