Difference Between Slavery And Involuntary Servitude

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The 13th Amendment to the Constitution declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to jurisdiction” (Primary Documents in American History 1). This illustrated that slavery and involuntary servitude should be ended. In 13th amendment, some of the loopholes of the individual state constitution were sealed. Before the Southern States readmitted the union, they were required to accept the amendments. In addition, the 14th amendments passed in 1866 and addressed citizenship rights and equal protection of the laws. This amendment also provided citizenships for naturalized Americans including African descent even…show more content…
This amendment brought equality among all the citizens in front of law which meant every citizen were same as White Americans. With the rising of 14th amendment, the compensation issue for emancipating slaves was controlled in the southern states. Then after 13th and 14th amendment, the 15th amendment passed which granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on the account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (Primary Documents in American History 1). The 15th amendments allowed all the citizens the right to vote even if they were of a different race or skin color or even they were former slaves. After the 15th amendment, the former slave got an equal opportunity as white Americans and, also got a
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