Amendment 13 - Abolition of slavery

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Amendment 13 to the U.S. Constitution

Short summary -- Abolition of slavery

Actual text of Amendment 13:

Section 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. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.