Amendment 13: Abolition of slavery
Proposed: 31st day of January, 1865
Ratified: 18th of December, 1865
A13.1.1 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
A13.2.1 Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Amends Article IV, Section 2, Clause 3
The Constitution of the United States of America