U.S. Constitution 13rd Amendment
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Section 1. Slavery and involuntary servitude abolished. 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.
Section 2. Enforcement. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
[Proposed by Congress and ratified by the necessary number of states in 1865]