Thirteenth Amendment

13th Amendment_Transcription.pdf

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Title

Thirteenth Amendment

Subject

African Americans, slavery

Description

The Thirteenth Amendment formally abolished slavery in the United States.

Date

1865

Contributor

Library of Virginia

Rights

CC BY-SA

Relation

http://www.virginiamemory.com/online_classroom/shaping_the_constitution/doc/thirteenth

Format

PDF

Type

transcription

Identifier

13th Amendment_Transcription.pdf

Coverage

Virginia

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Text

13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

Abolition of Slavery (1865)

 

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.

 

Citation

“Thirteenth Amendment,” Remaking Virginia: Transformation Through Emancipation, accessed May 30, 2024, https://www.virginiamemory.com/online-exhibitions/items/show/421.

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