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Thirteenth Amendment

"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." On February 1, 1865, President Lincoln formally abolished slavery with his signature of the thirteenth amendment to the constitution.

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