The 13th Amendment To The U.S. Constitution Abolished Slavery… Offenses against the Thirteenth Amendment Were Being Prosecuted As Late As 1947
The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution completed the process of abolishing slavery, which had begun with Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. By December 6, 1865… 27 of the 36 existing states had ratified the 13th Amendment, starting with the state of Illinois. It was not until 1995, however, that the last of the 36, Mississippi, ratified it.
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