Happy Birthday, Thirteenth Amendment

On this day 150 years ago, the country ratified the Thirteenth Amendment, which formally abolished slavery in United States.

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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