Abolition! - The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States...

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The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery andinvoluntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.Before the 13th amendment, slavery had been tacitly protected in the Constitution throughclauses such as the Three-Fifths Compromise. While many slaves had been declared free byPresident Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation, their post-war status wasuncertain. On April 8, 1864, the Senate passed an amendment to abolish slavery, and althoughthe bill was originally struck down by the House of Representatives, President Lincoln played an

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ChrisRumar
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US History, 13th Amendment, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, president Abraham Lincoln, Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Thirteenth Amendment

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