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US Constitution’s Thirteenth Amendment: Legal Abolition of Slavery

Proclamation featuring Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln issued The Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 freeing many slaves. Its scope was limited and its true legality unclear.  Lincoln had freed the slaves in areas of rebellion with an executive order. His constitutional authority to do this was unclear.   For slavery to be abolished with certainty in the United States, a constitutional amendment was needed. […]