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Saturday, September 17, 2011

13th Amendment

Agreed to by Congress January 31, 1865; ratified and in force December 6, 1865.

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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