Constitution of the United States - 13th Amendment


Main Document: Constitution of the United States
Date: December 6, 1865
Topics: Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The 13th Amendment outlaws slavery in the United States.

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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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