Frederick Doughlass Mini Research Assignment
The purpose of the 13th amendment is to free all slaves and here are some informations of how the amendment became the law in the U.S. The 13th amendment stated, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." ("13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Abolition of Slavery (1865)." Our Documents -. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Jan. 2015.") The amendment passed the Senate in April 15, 1864. In January 31, 1865, the amendment passed the House of Representatives. The amendment is ratified by Secretary of State William Seward. That's how the 13th amendment became the rule and it gave freedom to people in the U.S.
Here are some informations in a website, "April 8, 1864 - The Senate passed the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) by a vote of 38 to 6.June 15, 1864 - The House of Representatives initially defeated the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) by a vote of 93 in favor, 65 opposed, and 23 not voting, which is less than the two-thirds majority needed to pass a Constitutional Amendment.January 31, 1865 - The House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) by a vote of 119 to 56. February 1, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln signed a Joint Resolution submitting the proposed 13th Amendment to the states.December 18, 1865 - Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th Amendment." (""Primary Documents in American History." 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Primary Documents of American History (Virtual Programs & Services, Library of Congress). N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Jan. 2015.)