Amendment 13 (XIII)
By: Sam Woods
Abolition of Slavery
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