Importance Of The 13th Amendment

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United States was established to abolish aspects of slavery and the involuntary servitude unless it was a punishment for a crime. The amendment was passed by the Senate on the 8th of April in 1864 in Congress and the House in 1865. By the 6th of December in 1865, the amendment was already ratified by the mandated number of states and later that month the Secretary of the State proclaimed its adoption. The 13th Amendment was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments established following the American Civil War. Since the period of the American Revolution, the American states were divided into states that continued to practice slavery and those that prohibited the act. However, the aspect of slavery was implicitly allowed in original provisions of the American constitution in the Article 1 that was recognized as the Three-Fifths Compromise. It detailed that every slave country’s enslaved population would be counted into the total population because of the apportioning seats America’s House of Representatives and the taxes among states. The research paper focuses on analyzing the 13th Amendment to the USA Constitution and critical analysis of its effectiveness.
Role of Abraham Lincoln in ending slavery
Abraham Lincoln always demonstrated moral opposition to the acts of slavery both in public and private. He wanted to bring about the extinction of slavery through inhibiting its expansion into the USA territory through proposing the compensated emancipation during his early presidency. He supported the platform for the Republican Party of 1860 that believed slavery should not be allowed to expand into other territories in America (Sudbury, 2008). He believed that the widespread of slavery in the new western lands would inhibit the perspective of free labor on the America’s free soil and wanted peace to reign in the states through the end of slavery. Politically, Lincoln was attacked as an abolitionist but he did not consider himself as one. However, he believed that it was prudent to administer slow ending of the aspects of slavery by gradual emancipation and colonization by volunteering rather than the means of abolitionist that demanded the immediate end of slavery without compensating the owners (Zietlow,
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