Importance Of The 13th Amendment

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The 13th Amendment was important because it created a constitutional amendment that banned slavery in all of the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation freed many slaves but, did not result in the total abolition of slavery in the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation did free slaves in states that fought on the side of the Confederacy in the civil war, however states in the side of the Union were not legally bound under the law to free slaves. The 13th Amendment called for the abolishment of slavery in the United States in total. The 13th Amendment broke the ice for state level and federal laws civil laws evolving past the current barbaric ones, allowed for the Fourteenth amendment and Fifteenth amendment to be added to the Constitution.
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