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  • Amendment XIII [Abolition of Slavery (1865)]

    by Founder on November 28, 2008

    in Amendments XI-XVII

    Section 1. 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.

    Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

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