Pros And Cons Of The 13th Amendment

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The Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States was the first amendment added to the Constitution immediately after the Civil War. The Thirteenth Amendment officially outlawed slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment was adopted December 18, 1865 which says, “Section 1: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2: Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” This amendment is the most important amendment of the Reconstruction Amendments. Under the Thirteenth Amendment, we are protected from slavery and involuntary servitude. In…show more content…
The Fourteenth Amendment is the second amendment added to the constitution immediately after the Civil War. The Fourteenth Amendment states, “Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” This Amendment says, that anyone born or naturalized in the United States is a citizen and government cannot discriminate against its citizens. This is the second most important amendment of the reconstruction amendments. Judges, lawmakers, and lawyers have debated for years over what constitutes privileges or immunities and how far the equal protection of the law
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