Joint Resolution Proposing the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
This item consists of the resolution proposing the Thirteenth Amendment, which was ratified December 6, 1865, and abolished slavery.
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Draft resolution to end slavery
This is a draft of a joint resolution that started in the Senate. A joint resolution is a formal opinion adopted by both houses of the legislative branch. A constitutional amendment must be passed as a joint resolution before it is sent to the states for ratification. This particular resolution became the 13th Amendment, ending slavery in the United States in 1865.
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