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U.S. Constitution - Amendment 13

Amendment 13 - Slavery Abolished

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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.

2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Notes for this amendment:
Proposed 1/31/1865
Ratified 12/6/1865
History
Article 4, Section 2

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