6 dicembre 1865

Veniva ratificato il 13 Emendamento della Costituzione degli Stati Uniti che proibiva la schiavitù.
Amendment XIII
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.

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