United States Constitution Amendment 13

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Section 1.

§ 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 their jurisdiction.

Section 2.

§ 2   ¶ 1      Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

[ 1 ]      Passed by Congress January 31, 1865
[ 2 ]      Ratified December 18, 1865

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