146 Years

146 years ago today, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the States.  The 13th Amendment declared that “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.”  Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the States on on December 6, 1865.  To read more about the 13th Amendment click on the link below.

http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/ourdocs/13thamendment.html

 

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3 thoughts on “146 Years”

  1. Jim that is an awesome reminder and a date we should all remember. The 13th amendment is one that we as a Nation fought and died for one that is as important a Statement almost as The Declaration of Independence in my book. We are all Equal no matter our race, religion,creed or otherwise and should not be beholden to any Government or peoples for the right to live and be free. Thanks again for posting and sharing such a reminder!

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