United States #902 (1940)

Ratification of the 13th Admendment

On December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the required number of states which 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. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. … Continue reading Ratification of the 13th Admendment