This House Joint Resolution proposing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress on January 31, 1865. Learn more about the drafting of the amendment by checking out the Interactive Constitution's Drafting Table: https://draftingtable.constitutioncenter.org/item/13th-amendment.


  • Title: 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
  • Creator: United States Congress
  • Date Created: January 31, 1865
  • Subject Keywords: slavery, Reconstruction
  • Original Source: National Archives
  • Rights: National Archives

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