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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

13th Amendment

It all began during colonial days. African Americans in those days were considered servants for life. In other words they were slaves to their owners. In the 1800s this practice became one of several causes for civil war. It took the 13th amendment to right a wrong.

The 13th amendment was proposed by Congress on January 31, 1865 and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.

If there was ever a time that slaves look forward to many say that it would be Christmas. While enduring living conditions not fit for anyone there was a bit of joy around during this time of year. Both house slaves and field slaves were given a break from work for a few days. Authors such as Fredrick Douglas has shared stories in novels that further share the hardships of the life of a slave.

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