The U.S. Constitution

 

Amendment 13 (1865)

 

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
power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
have

 

 

 

 

Supercedes a Portion of: Article IV, Section 2

Passed by Congress: January 31, 1865

Ratified: December 6, 1865