The thirteenth amendment amendment xiii to the united states constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime in congress it was passed by the senate on april 8 1864 and by the house on january 31 1865 the amendment was ratified by the required number of states on december 6 1865. Amendment xiii abolition of slavery amendment xiv citizenship rights equal protection apportionment it is overshadowed by the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments which seem to go even further this language had never before appeared in a constitutional amendment but it echoed the famous words of mcculloch v. This is an essay about the abolition of slavery in the constitution to abolish slavery by constitutional amendment ratification of the thirteenth amendment including approval by . Amendment xiii prohibition of slavery essays section 1 neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted shall exist
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