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The 13th Amendment freed all of the slaves in the US. The Emancipation Proclamation had only freed the slaves in the Confederacy, and that didn't really do anything, since the Confederacy wouldn't listen to the Union's proclamations.

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The Thirteenth Amendment completed the abolition of slavery, which had begun with the Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It also prohibited involuntary servitude. The Thirteenth Amendment was followed by the Fourteenth Amendment (civil rights in the states), in 1868, and the Fifteenth Amendment (which bans racial voting restrictions), in 1870.

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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution was written because it needed to end slavery. It was ratified on December 6, 1865.

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yes there was a need because without it then slavery would still exist - Cassandra Garcia

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the 13 amendment was passed because evry one should have the same rights and the should not be treated different because of what the belive and the back ground

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The Thirteenth Amendment was important to the US Constitution because it ended slavery in the United States, making it illegal to hold or own slaves

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The 13th amendment was passed to not only abolish slavery, it also said that no one, except for in punishment could be put into involuntary servitude

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What year was the 13 amendment written?

It was adopted in 1865


A short summary about the 13 amendment?

The 13th amendment was written byAbraham Lincoln ,it was ratified by December 1865.


Which amendment overturns a previous amendment?

The 21st Amendment that was written in 1933 overturned the 18th amendment that was written in 1917


How did congress battle the black codes?

By adding the 13 amendment 14 amendment and 15you amendment


What did the 13 amendment do?

the 13 amendment: you cannot prevent a person from voting because of race, color, or creed (not exactly sure)


Why amendment 13 important?

The 13th Amendment is important because it abolishes slavery.


What did amendment 13 did?

ban slavery


What was abolished with amendment 13?

slavery


The 13 amendment abolished what?

Slavery


Amendment 13 allows servitude only as a punishment for a crime?

Amendment 13 allows involuntary servitude only as a punishment for a crime.


What amendment was ratified on December 6 1865 and freed the slaves in the US?

13 amendment


How can an amendment be repeald?

Not repealed but an amendment written to replace the original.