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By Liz Davis
Jan. 31, 2013 1:57 a.m.



January 31, 1865

Congress passes 13th Amendment

The American Civil War wasn't over yet, but on January 31, 1865, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery. It was then sent to the states and ratified on December 6 that same year.

http://www.usconstitution.net/const.html

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