As the Sesqucentennnial of the Civil War is remembered, History.com reminds us that on this day January 31, 1865, the U. S. House of Representatives passed the Thirteenth Amendment – abolishing slavery in the United States.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. It read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
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