Amendment 13 (XIII)

By: Sam Woods

Abolition of Slavery

This Amendment was created after the Civil War, which was lead by Abraham Lincoln.

What the 13th Amendment is about and when was it passed and ratified?

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.

It was passed on

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