Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
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Part of Article IV, section 2, of the Constitution was superseded by the Thirteenth Amendment.
Note: The following text is a transcription of the amendment in its original form. Sections that are linked have since been amended or superseded.
Text of Section 1:
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Text of Section 2:
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.