13th amendment

13th amendment

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  • Main Idea
  • 13th Amendment
  • the 13th amendment abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865
  • Setting
  • The 13th amendment is here by past
  • Evidence
  • "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.".
  • Perspective
  • The 13th Amendment to abolish slavery was voted for by 100% of the Republicans in congress and by 23% of the Democrats in congress. Democrats were not in favor of this amendment.
  • Audience
  • African Americans were slaves and after the 13th amendment they were free black people.
  • African Americans
  • The Senate
  • Most Plantation owners owned slaves to pick cotton and other plants and were in favor of slavery and were from the south.
  • plantation owners
  • Significance
  • The 13th amendment attempted to protect the rights of freed slaves .
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