13thAmendmentByRichard Allen IIITo myself and many others, the 13thamendment (the abolishment of slavery) was and still is the most important amendment to the constitution. It still remains to this day as America’s original sin. One of the reasons this is so significant is that it opened the flood gates for innovation in America. From Lewis Latimer inventing the carbon filament used in light bulbs. George E. Alcorn inventing the imaging X-Ray Spectrometer which revolutionized the way NASA was able to conduct research.To Lonnie Johnson inventing every child of the 90’s favorite water gun (The Super Soaker), abolishing slavery enabled more people than ever before in contributing to the success of this country. Beyond just innovation, the 13thamendment bled over into other amendments. Such amendments were, the 14thamendment, 15thamendment, and the 19thamendment, and the 24thamendment. Freeing thousands of blacks may have been the root cause for letting women vote and treating them as equals.