Amendment XIII - Thirteenth Amendment - Abolition of Slavery

U.S. XIII.

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."

- U.S. Const. Amend. XIII., §1 (December 6, 1865).

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Section 2

"Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."

- U.S. Const. Amend. XIII., §2 (December 6, 1865).

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