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Congress passes 13th Amendment
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By Liz Davis
Jan. 31, 2013 1:57 a.m.

January 31, 1865
Congress passes 13th Amendment
The American Civil War wasn't over yet, but on January 31, 1865, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery. It was then sent to the states and ratified on December 6 that same year.
http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

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