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Facts in Resolution Submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the States

Facts Examples in Resolution Submitting the Thirteenth Amendment to the States:

Text of the Resolution and the Thirteenth Amendment

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"except as a punishment for crime..."   (Text of the Resolution and the Thirteenth Amendment)

The exception clause in section one provides the only conditions under which someone may be subjected to involuntary servitude: legal incarceration. This means that anyone duly convicted of a crime may be forced to labor against their will within a penal system.

"a proposition to amend..."   (Text of the Resolution and the Thirteenth Amendment)

Article V of the United States Constitution stipulates the conditions under which Congress can propose amendments to the Constitution: he proposed amendment must be confirmed by two-thirds of both houses of Congress and then ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states.

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