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What was the purpose of the 13th amendment?

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Resurrecting Spooner's arguments after the War would have obviated the need for an amendment. Instead, the 13th Amendment was forced through, almost certainly illegally, since it was ratified through the use of coercion and martial law control as was the 14th. Regardless, it was passed and is now accepted. read more

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the U.S. and all of its territories. The amendment was adopted on December 6, 1865. It was preceded by the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, which freed all slaves from the "rebellious" states during the Civil War. read more

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The First Amendment of the US Constitution ... is an eloquent repudiation of the First Commandment's prohibition of religious freedom. It is also a repudiation of the Third Commandment's prohibition of freedom of speech. The Thirteenth Amendment repudiates the institution of slavery which is so cozily assumed by the Fourth and Tenth Protestant Commandments.
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