Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

Amendment XIII (the Thirteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution states:

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.

The Amendment was passed by Congress January 31, 1865, and ratified December 6, 1865.

Interpretation and history

This amendment was responsible for the abolition of slavery.

See also

External link


12th Amendment Amendments
United States Constitution
14th Amendment

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