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An end to slavery in the USA

Posted in Anniversary, History, Law on Thursday, 25 November 2010

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A slave revolt in Southern USA is brutally put down. Illustration by Clive Uptton

6 December marks the anniversary of the slavery in the USA in 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished slavery and involuntary servitude except as a punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on 8 April 1864, passed by the House on 31 January 1865 and was adopted on 6 December.

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