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The War This Week: Feb 23-Mar 1, 1865

Thursday, February 23

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard issued a proclamation urging the residents of Charlotte, North Carolina to volunteer their slave labor to “destroy and obstruct” roads to the city. 596 more words

Carolinas Campaign

The Civil War This Week: Feb 23-Mar 1, 1865

Thursday, February 23

Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard issued a proclamation urging the residents of Charlotte, North Carolina to volunteer their slave labor to “destroy and obstruct” roads to the city. 586 more words

Politics

The Thirteenth Amendment

February 23, 1865 – Minnesota became the 15th state to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution permanently abolishing slavery.

On February 1, the day after Congress passed this new amendment, President Abraham Lincoln signed a congressional joint resolution submitting the proposed measure to the state legislatures for ratification. 541 more words

Abraham Lincoln

Question of the Week: February 2, 2015

Saturday, January 31 marked the 150th anniversary of the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. The Fourteenth and Fifteenth would grant former slaves citizenship and give them the right to vote. 34 more words

Slavery

Reaction to the Thirteenth Amendment

Yesterday the House passed the amendation to the Constitution forever forbidding slavery on the soil of the United States! It now remains for the President to sign and the States to ratify.

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Memory

National Freedom Day

One hundred and fifty years ago President Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment which had just been passed by Congress.  Unknown to most Americans, it is also National Freedom Day, so proclaimed by President Truman on January 25, 1949.  699 more words

Abolishing Slavery in America

January 31, 1865 – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment permanently abolishing slavery in America.

The amendment had passed the Senate in 1864 but failed to garner the necessary two-thirds majority to pass the House. 884 more words

Slavery