The 13th Amendment

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The 13th Amendment

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States, serving from March 1861 to April 1865 where he was assassintated. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War—its bloodiest war through a political time. In doing so, he preserved the Union, and abolished slavery. Lincoln disapproved of slavery, and the spread of slavery to new U.S. territory and states. He opposed the pro-slavery Kansas–Nebraska Act in which this law repealed the slavery-restricting Missouri Compromise. Lincoln understood that the Federal government's power to end slavery was limited by the Constitution He promised to end slavery during his time as president. On June 19, 1862, endorsed by Lincoln, Congress passed an act banning slavery on all Union territory.


- Dates Leading to and of the 13th amendment-1791 - First Amendment adopted - 1860 - Lincoln was elected President1861 - Civil War began1863 - Emancipation Proclamtion 1865- Civil War ends1865- The 13th amendment is passed

Freed Slaves.Stopped involuntary work.Brought the north great ecomony.Brought the country together.Helped the idea that all men are created equal.

Lasting Impact

Freed all slaves, and stopped involuntary work in the United States



The 13th Amendment

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