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06/12/1865 Slavery is abolished in the USA


Slavery - Crash Course US History #13


Slavery in the U.S., by the numbers


What Ended Slavery? | Cool History


Roots: The System of American Slavery | History


History: When slavery ended in America

The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate in 1864, and by the House in 1865. The amendment was then ratified by the required number of states and Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption.
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    • Slavery in the United States 

    • Proposal and ratification 

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    • Congressional and executive enforcement 

    • Penal labor exemption 

    • Judicial interpretation 

    • Prior proposed Thirteenth Amendments