The 13th Amendment Mini research
In April 8, 1864, the senates passed the 13th Amendment which states that to formally abolished slavery, except as a punishment for a crime. President Lincoln, had a goal for him as a president. President Lincoln's goal was to restoring the union. On February 1st, 1865, President Lincoln approved the joint resolution of congress submitting the proposed amendment to the state legislature. After the civil war ended in April 9, 1865, the 13th amendment was passed with the votes 119 to 56, releasing the slaves with the help of President Abe Lincoln, and completing his presidential goal.