loud speaker

Parents and Teachers: In light of the COVID-19 crisis, and the many disruptions it has caused or will cause to our kids' education, I am offering subscriptions to (the upgraded site) MrN365.com at 50% off the normal price through JUNE. Please note the site you are on, mrnussbaum.com, is and always will be FREE! Use the coupon code "mayjune" when you register for mrn365.com. YOU DO NOT NEED TO REGISTER OR PAY TO USE THIS SITE

arrow up
Home > History > Amendment 13 - United States Constitution Interactive

Amendment 13 - United States Constitution Interactive

This page provides the text and interpreted text of the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution. It is part of our interactive Constitution.

U.S. Postage Stamp honoring the 100th Anniversary of the 13th Amendment

13th Amendment

What does it Say?

Section 1: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been dually convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2: Congress shall have the authority to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

What does it Mean?

After Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed all slaves in Confederate territory, the 13th Amendment guaranteed that slavery would forever be abolished in the United States and its territories.

UPGRADE TO MRN365.COM

Upgrade to MrN 365 to access our entire library of incredible educational resources and teacher tools in an ad-free environment. If you like MrNussbaum.com, you will LOVE MrN 365!

Learn More