The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (Thirteenth Amendment) Archives
The Constitution of the United States: Amendment 13 (Thirteenth Amendment)
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Note: A portion of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the 13th amendment.
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.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Slavery and the Constitution
A short history of black America, including the 13th amendment.
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January 21, 2010 06:07 PM U.S. Constitution