Thomas Jefferson The institution became entrenched in American society and economy particularly in the south
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified in 1865 in the Aftermath of the Civil War, abolished slavery in the united states.
By 161, when the civil war broke out, more than 4 million people (nearly all of them of African descent) were held as slaves in 15 southern and border states.
They fall to mention slavery, which was legal in all 13 colonies in 1776.
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On February 15,1864,the vote in the House of Representatives on the proposed Thirteenth Amendment failed with only 78 votes in favor and 62 against. A two-third majority was required since it was a constitutional amendment