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  Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amendment XIII (the Thirteenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution abolished slavery and, with the exception of allowing punishments for crimes, prohibits involuntary servitude.
The thirteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several states by the Thirty-eighth Congress, on January 31, 1865.
The amendment was declared, in a proclamation of Secretary of State William Henry Seward, dated December 18, 1865, to have been ratified by the legislatures of twenty-seven of the then thirty-six states.
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 United States Constitution - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It also provides for the office of Vice President of the United States, and specifies that the Vice President succeeds to the presidency if the President is incapacitated, dies, or resigns, although whether this succession was on an acting or permanent basis was unclear until the passage of the 25th Amendment.
Article Six establishes the Constitution, and the laws and treaties of the United States made in accordance with it, to be the supreme law of the land.
The Corwin amendment, proposed by the 36th Congress on March 2, 1861, would have forbidden any attempt to subsequently amend the Constitution to empower the Federal government to "abolish or interfere" with the "domestic institutions" of the states (a delicate way of referring to slavery).
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 ELS - ERD - Law By Country - United States Substantive Law - Constitution of the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The fourteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States was proposed to the legislatures of the several States by the Thirty-ninth Congress, on the 13th of June, 1866.
The twenty-first amendment to the Constitution was proposed to the several states by the Seventy-Second Congress, on the 20th day of February, 1933, and was declared, in a proclamation by the Secretary of State, dated on the 5th day of December, 1933, to have been ratified by 36 of the 48 States.
The amendment was rejected by Mississippi (and not subsequently ratified) on December 20, 1962.
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 United States Constitution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America and is the oldest written national constitution still in force.
The United States is a law country and courts are obliged to the precedents established in prior cases.
Amendments to the Constitution subsequent to the of Rights cover a wide range of The majority of the seventeen later amendments from continued efforts to expand individual civil political liberties while a few are concerned modifying the basic governmental structure drafted in in 1787.
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 Amendments to the Constitution of the United States
Amendment XI (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Mar. 5, 1794, by the Third Congress.
Amendment XV (The proposed amendment was sent to the states Feb. 27, 1869, by the Fortieth Congress.
Amendment XX (The proposed amendment, sometimes called the “Lame Duck Amendment,” was sent to the states Mar. 3, 1932, by the Seventy-second Congress.
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 Evil, Law and the State - 2004 Conference Session 8b
The passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865 made the defeat of the South by the Northern Union final and binding.
States have sought to increase measures of exclusion and deterrence of various groups of outsiders, including asylum seekers, through internal and external measures of control, coercion and violence.
A state has the power to present an individual with ‘unrefusable offers’, where coercive acts by a state are impossible to avoid by an individual.
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 The Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, abolished slavery as a legal institution.
This amendment guaranteeing slavery was a result of the complicated sectional politics of the antebellum period, and a futile effort to preclude Civil War.
Until the Thirteenth Amendment was was fully ratified by the necessary majority of the states in December of 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation was the document used to justify separating slaves from their masters, and by late 1865 there were no slaves remaining in the United States.
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 The Constitution of the United States of America
United States, 203 U.S. 1, 16-17 (1906), and confirmed by the result of the peonage cases.
Referring to the Thirteenth Amendment, the Court conceded that ``legislation may be necessary and proper to meet all the various cases and circumstances to be affected by it, and to prescribe proper modes of redress for its violation in letter or spirit.
United States,\19\ the Court set aside the convictions of three men for conspiring to drive several African Americans from their employment in a lumber mill.
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 Thirteenth Amendment
The Congress proposed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The United States Congress approved this amendment in January 1865 and submitted it to the individual states for approval.
On December 18, 1865, the final state necessary for ratification of the amendment agreed to it, forever prohibiting slavery within the United States and its territories.
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 13th Amendment
“In 1865, slavery as an institution was abolished by the adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment to the
Any state law which forces traditional naturopaths to incorporate the principles of allopathic medicine into the practice of naturopathic medicine against their moral convictions is in violation of their right to freedom from involuntary servitude under the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution because
The state; therefore, lacks jurisdiction over this discipline and any law, civil or criminal, that result in fines, arrest, conviction or imprisonment of traditional naturopaths is in violation of our licentiates’ right to freedom from involuntary servitude under the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
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 Peekskill Groups Plans Underground Railroad Museum -- by the Half Moon Press
The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which was passed in December, 1865, abolished slavery as a legal institution.
On December 18, 2000, 135 years after the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, the group held a celebration to announce the founding of The Museum of the Underground Railroad.
She also noted the State of New York Freedom Trail Commission is planning to design a web page with information about the Underground Railroad in New York State.
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Abolition of slavery WAS accomplished on December 18, 1865 with the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution)
And I further declare and make known that such persons of suitable condition will be received into the armed service of the United States to garrison forts, positions, stations, and other places, and to man vessels of all sorts in said service.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution upon military necessity, I invoke the considerate judgment of mankind and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
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 Words of Freedom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Thirteenth Amendment did for people living on land controlled by the Union what the Emancipation Proclamation did only for those on land then controlled by the Confederacy-abolish slavery in the U.S. The amendment was proposed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, while the Civil War still raged.
Ratification was completed December 6, 1865, when Georgia became the sixth of the former Confederate states to ratify the Amendment; Mississippi had rejected the Amendment two days earlier.
Interestingly, while the Southern states' ratification of the Amendment was counted toward the necessary two-thirds of states necessary to amend the Constitution, those states' representatives had not yet been re-admitted to the Congress.
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 The Avalon Project : U.S. Constitution : Amendments XI - XXVII
The Congress shall assemble at least once in every year, and such meeting shall begin at noon on the 3rd day of January, unless they shall by law appoint a different day.
XXIII - Presidential vote for the District of Columbia
The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.
www.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/amend1.htm   (1440 words)

  
 LII: Constitution
Amendment XII [Election of President and Vice-President (1804)]
Amendment XIV [Privileges and Immunities, Due Process, Equal Protection, Apportionment of Representatives, Civil War Disqualification and Debt (1868)]
Amendment XV [Rights Not to Be Denied on Account of Race (1870)]
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 Crossroads   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
explain the purposes of the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Students should understand that Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation had little effect on slavery; it was the passage and ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment that ended slavery in the United States.
In the South during Reconstruction, however, attempts were made to limit the social and economic effects of the end of slavery.
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 United States House of Representatives, 109th Congress, 2nd Session: Educational Links
A list of Early Congressional Documents from the Constitutional Convention and the Continental Congress.
The full text amendments 11 through 27 to the Constitution that have been ratified.
The full text of amendments to the Constitution that have been proposed but not ratified.
www.house.gov /Constitution/Amend.html   (126 words)

  
 FindLaw: Cases and Codes: U.S. Constitution
Twentieth Amendment - Commencement of the Terms of the President, Vice President and Members of Congress.
Twenty-First Amendment - Repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment
Twenty-Third Amendment - Presidential Electors for the District of Columbia
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