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06/12/1865 Slavery is abolished in the USA

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Slavery - Crash Course US History #13

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Slavery in the U.S., by the numbers

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What Ended Slavery? | Cool History

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Roots: The System of American Slavery | History

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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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