The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (Thirteenth Amendment – Abolition of Slavery)

The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (13th Amendment)

Amendment XIII. (Abolition of Slavery)

Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.

Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.

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.

 
 


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